heykevin (1272) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exotic fruity aroma, mango and peach. Seems rich in fresh amarillos. Healthy bitterness, good flavor as weel. Malt is solid but hop flavor is prominent. Nice IPA.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange body with a frothy white head. Pouring out the rest of the bottle I see that this is a bottle conditioned beer, lots of yeast floaties. Pleasant sweet malt, almost an English ESB aroma with some cinnamon in ther, as well as citrus hop aroma. The flavor is like a really hoppy ESB. Citrus hops and sweet malt. Body is medium. Really an interesting IPA, much different then typical IPA. Would make an excellent session IPA.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep gold, almost amber with a nice thick layer of head, and spotty lacing. Spicy nose, full of cinnamon and maybe ginger. Maybe even licorice. More of the same in the flavor, the licorice standing out a bit more. Palate is smooth and coats the mouth. Maybe it's mint that I'm tasting. Nevertheless, it's a pretty good IPA.
OldGrowth (2341) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Bottle: Lite on the nose. Fruity, a kind of belgiany scent. Orange color, clean with little head. Grapefruit rind and skunky. Thin body with big bitter finish. Bottle had a Best by April date on the side. I bought in october. Hope this explains why not very good. Origanal rating 4/3/4/3/10. Tap at brewpub. Much better than bottle experience. Citrus, orange and grapefruit. Carmel. Lite pine. Nice clean orange copper color. No head. Sweet, bitter flavors. Same as nose except more grapefruit than orange. Kinda creamy, thin bodied. Bitter finish. Very tasty, classic west coast. First beer in Seattle.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very full-flavored IPA. It has good, strong hopping with a rich, malty flavor.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma of floral hops, very northwestern feeling with a nice background of malt present, not too overpowered. I got a kind of swampy musk smell to this too. Appearance is a clear watered down amber look with little head and stagnant lacing. Alcohol and bitter malt flavor. Dry mouthfeel, slightly acidic. Not too impressive for an IPA, not fresh tasting.
3fourths (7525) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2012 Dark peache and roasted wood flavors. Very musty along with the fruity hopped flavors. Bitterness is nicely balanced & placed well within the drink. Tongue is well scratched. A wonderful experience.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Gold, Big hops in the initial taste that persist throughout the palate. The malt flavor is there, but still dominated by hops. Very Resiny, note of pine as well. Crisp, tart finish.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better beers from Washington State previously available at BCL. Quite hoppy but a great tasting IPA. Liked, and wish the BCL would still carry this.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the pub and in the bottle I brought home. Damn good both places, but I'm rating the bottle. Sharp pine needle nose, copper orange color with a thin white head. Lots of hop flavor in this one with pine, citrus and peach notes coming through over the sweet malts. Stong bitter finish with a pleasant, lasting hop residue. Very good IPA.