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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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When the first Pale Ales were sailed around the Cape to arrive in India in the early 18th century, outcries of “Zounds! Jolly good! and Huzzah!” were heard across the East Indian subcontinent. Similar exclamations are to be expected when sniffing the piney aroma and tasting the big hops, huge citrus and candy-like malt of Pfriem’s own IPA. Drink up, Guv’nor.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Light gold, fresh grapefruity, orangey nose, lean pale malts, lots of bitterness, fresh citrusy character, very good balance. Near perfect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 5+14 oz
Hazy blond color with compact persistent head. Peculiar aroma, very nice: it’s fruity, grapey, possibly also cheesy (goat cheese). The lean pale malt body is a great choice, still it conveys quality; hop explosion, very resiny, bitter, quite fruity and piney.
Great, straight, modern IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
On tap at Waddell’s. A glassy apricot color with just an etched top of foam. Smells like grapefruit, some other citrus, a little peach, but mostly like grapefruit. Flavor is nice and bitter with a solid hoppy flavor, plenty more of that grapefruit, some lighter bready malts, good bitter finish. Really solid tasting beer for me. Medium bodied with moderate on hi carb that offers a slight burn then finishes wet. I like this beer, I think it is a quintessential PNW IPA. Just refreshing to get away from he Citra, maltodextrin, sweet East Coast style going around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at pFriem, pours a clear golden copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of pine, with a bit of floral and grapefruity hops -- very aromatic. Flavour brings out a blast of piney hops, with some citrus and grapefruit cutting in later on. Just enough balance from crackery malts to back the high dosage of hops. Finishes very bitter and dry. Definitely an IPA for more extreme hop heads. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (912) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at Roscoes. Pine, honey and caramel aroma. I taste pine, grapefruit, pilsner, corn. solid yellow with thin but clingy white head. light wight but fizzy. enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at he brewery. Strong dirty hops, light manure. Dark straw color, thin smooth head with great lacing. Citrus hop hit initial; good sweetness underlying the mid palate; lengthy bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Very well made, smooth, and eminently drinkable. I’d have another right away.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2012
way to go pfriem, very nicely conceived and executed. this is a great everyday ipa. had on tap at Toro Bravo - Portland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Damn. A really nice IPA. Has a solid grain note that is soon eclipsed by the twin flavors of guava and hops. A real nice blend and use of hops. Delicate with a punch to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13181) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at the source courtesy of staff, thanks! An extra pour. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste is bright full pineapple, lemon. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Clear gold, nice white head. Smells bready, peppery, and toasty. Nice crisp palate. with a tasty, peppery hop bite. Clean finish. Pretty darn good with tapas...


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