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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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This spring seasonal is back again by popular demand. This will again be a single hop beer as in years past. This year, once again, we have chosen the Amarillo hop - one of the world’s rarest hops - grown only by Gamash Farms in the Yakima Valley. This hop was accidentally discovered growing in a Cascade hop field and was later found to be a naturally occurring variation of the Cascade hop. It is coveted for its orange, tangerine flavor and aroma profiles. This golden to copper colored ale beautifully showcases the complexities of the Amarillo hop on a malt pallet of subtle nutty sweetness.


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3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pint at brewery. This was a perfectly refreshing spring ale. I compared it to Sierra Nevada ESB. They are very similar. This beer was on the lighter side. Amarillo hops, nice gold color and nice overall balance. I preferred it to the to the amber and the pale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5970) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
Draught @ Collins Pub, Seattle.
Pours clear golden color with small head. Aroma of mild vegetables, fruits, toffee and goose berry bush. Flavour of goose berries, fruits, mild caramel, toffee and some peach. Quite weird mesh of slavors but not bad though.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (788) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2012
tap@collins nice golden with a small white head. malty aroma.malty flavor with some fruits and bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6093) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at NCBC. Pours a hazy medium-dark amber with a loose and sudsy grayish head. Mild fresh piney nose, smells really pleasant dimensional--nicely done. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid palate. Not a groundbreaking APA, but clean and well done and very pleasantly drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ACHops (657) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours light copper with medium head. Aroma is citrusy hops with a definite orange note. Taste is sharply bitter hops, followed by light malt body. Lots of promising hop notes in the nose never materialized for me. Really crisp on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (955) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Clear amber orange in color. Nice tight head and lacing. Nose is light hops with strong citrus component. Clean hop and bitter attack with a dry citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Sample at brewery. Clear orange, frothy white head. Aroma floral, citrus, caramel. Taste has more bitter pine but still lots of sweet tropical citrus and caramel. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Probably my favorite of the taster.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours yellow gold with thin head. Sugar aroma with a slightly peppery hop. Spicy, peppery hop in the taste, but not much else.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Cask, Caskfest. Clear gold pour with a large fluffy white head. Has an elegant floral and citrus Amarillo hop aroma. Has a light toasty malt body with lots of citrus, floral, and herbal hop notes. Ends with pine hop bitterness. Has a moderately light body, gentle carbonation, maybe a touch thin. A pretty nice pale that makes good use of one of my favorite hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1584) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Fairly see through golden pour, light white head. Bready light malts, light hops, light grass, light finish of both. Decent, great in hot weather, nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
on tap at collings. clear grain color strong strong hop aroma with an average and balanced taste.


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