PatrickH (2) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Of the 38 breweries recently visited in WA, this IPA was my favorite! A perfect balance of hops to malt, rich but not too strong. Spectacular setting--take the ferry over and spend an afternoon in this scenic port town.
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. This was the best of the Port Townsend’s I tasted. A citrus aroma, lots of grassy hop flavor, and a dry bitter finish. Well done.
dwyerpg (5430) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A coarser hop than the Peak’s beers. Cloudy appearance. This is another pretty decent Seattle IPA. Makes me want to try other Port Townsend beers.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Dog & Pony. Clear amber pour with a persistent, creamy white head leaving a coating of lace on the glass. Fresh hop nose, candy sweet medium, lightly carbonated body with pine and floral hop flavors. Great mouth feel but the aroma is not quite what I go for in IPAs.
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GCBF 2010.
Citric and grassy.
Murky yellow, white head.
Grassy, pine citrus.
Nice, well balanced hops, slightly thin body.
DuffMan (9023) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GCBF 2010. Tried both the cask and regular versions. The appearance was identical: bright hazy yellow gold. Cask was served at a better temperature, and had much more flavour and aroma as a consequence. Reedy malts, resinous bitter hops, hints of passionfruit. A great IPA. (rating reflects the cask version)
mcberko (13000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on cask at GCBF ’10, pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus and piney hops - very smooth and well-hopped like a good IPA should be.
jercraigs (9528) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06-29. Dark yellow body with a nice foamy white head that fades. 3+ Mild aroma, modest hops, touch of citrus/floral notes. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, but has a good amount of hops, grassy and mild citrus notes, moderate bitterness throughout, and a kiss of astringency in the finish. 7+ Average plus palate is just a touch lighter bodied than my preference. Decent, but suffers in comparison to the excellent Imperial IPA. On tap at the brewery, Port Townsend
mabel (8353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3033-20100629] Tap. Mild pencil lead aroma has a little doughy bread grains. Clear, medium orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Malty bread grains flavour has lots of thick evergreen-twinged orange hops. Medium body is bitter. Fresh and drinkable.
(@ brewery, Port Townsend, WA)
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of RiversideAK rated 4/25/10. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is citrus hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is citrus and herbal hops with caramel. Medium bodied. Well balanced straightforward IPA, just the way I like them.