kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale orangish yellow, nice foam top, exhibits good carbonation. Very sweet, fruity aroma. Bitter hop taste, cascades are nice. Dry mouthfeel, small bite and medium-heavy finish. Superb lacing.
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at NXNW- very small off white head, cloudy hazen amber appearance, aroma of hops and, for some reason, light evergreen trees. Hits the mouth with a medium body, the malt is in near perfect balance with the hops, finish is good and strong. My favorite of the evening.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sampler @ NXNW): Pours a cloudy orange color. Small head,whitish. Very hoppy aroma, grapefruit. Grapefruity mild hoppy taste. Good piney taste. Tasty, IPA like. Balanced, good.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent aroma with a light flavor. One of the better cabonations in the North by Northwast beers. I would have again!
lb4lb (2531) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Pours light golden, with very little head. Aroma is a nice piney hop flavor with maybe some cedar too. I really liked the fresh, woodsy smell of this one. Taste was of some mild hop bitterness, and a good balanced malt behind it. Overall a slightly sweet pale ale that is very drinkable. I liked it a lot and ordered a pint after having it in the sampler. My favorite of the NXNW beers so far.
churchill00 (154) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at NXNW. Copper with thin white head. Nose of citrus, slightly floral aroma. Fair amount of roasted nut flavor. Enjoyable.
fiulijn (14386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy golden color with a nice lace. Nice hoppy aroma, a bit fruity (Cascade, light grapefruit) . Average strength, with some malt (not enough) and a good clean hoppy line (Cascade, a bit fruity, with some hop resins).
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Orange, creamy white head. Floral, citrus, and pine nose throughout. Hopped up flavors that receive a nice helping of caramel sweetness for balance. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry, semi-bitter finish. Decent...
jakepete (13) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at the brewery. Definitely the best of the six in the sampler. Pale copper in color with a little cloudiness. Huge cascade aroma and flavor. Very fruity and citrussy. Moderate to high bitterness.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Well, I most of had the new recipe, because this beer was magnificent. Nice honey body with a lasting 1/2 inch head. Nose-good fresh clean hops. A great classic APA clean hoppy nose. Taste-my first impression is that this is a bit thin, but good. What it has, it does well with, if you know what I mean. The hops are in the background and upfront at the same time while the malt is balanced just right with the hops. The only NXNW beer that I ordered twice..