drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light hop aroma, the centennial hops are surely present, although the citrus quality is more slight than I would have imagined. Unfortunately this pour (at Bellinghamís annual April Brewís Day) was completely flat, leaving the body immensely watery. Itís hard to keep this at the back of the mind as it gives the hops a stale character rather than allowing them to freshen the beer. The malt is reasonable, although very modest - this is definitely a hop heavy red. Shows promise, Iíll look for it again.