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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This classic Northwest IPA has huge hop spice from Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2009
22 oz bomber from Market of Choice. Hazy orange pour with a big, thick white head. Nose was hefty with caramel malt with a bit of citrus fruit tossed in. Flavor much the same, a little too overbalanced towards the maltiness for me, and the hops seemed far too muted for the style. Mediocre offering, a huge disappointment after their tasty fresh hop brew.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Very nice smelling and looking beer, but looks, and apparently smells can be deceiving. Pretty coarse and unbalanced in its bitterness. Nothing special here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Bomber. Poured cloudy orange with thick foamy white head. Lots of lacing. Faint piney and citrusy head. Rather weak flavour, not full like an IPA. Flavour not unpleasant, just not enough of it. Weak finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chadje (176) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Amber color with a white head. Pretty decent IPA overall, not a fan of the initial malts up front, enjoyed the citrusy grapefruit hops at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Sampled in a 22. A pretty goo brew. Pour medium brown but still see through able. Thin head that lingers. Drinks crisp. Nice smooth hops. A nice brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3168) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle this poured an ever so slightly hazy light orange with a very robust white head and good rich lacing rings. Nose is floral, pine, and citrus hops on top of a caramel malt backbone. Very slick mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter with citrus hops dominating. The finish is bitter and the final mouthfeel is slick and nicely bitter.. Overall a very well made and highly drinkable IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2009
Copper with small head. More malt than your average NW IPA, plus a little bit of butterscotch that shouldn’t be there. Citrus hops take over and supply just enough bitterness. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7803) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
rusty orange. dirty toast crumb nose, caramel malt is noticeable in small amounts, hop character resembles dried pineapple and peaches. Body is moderately astringent, the coarseness is crusty, chunky, nutty, etc. This is not really that good in any respect, the only thing I seem to like is the pungent, dried fruit finish, it’s properly bitter only at the very end after the off-putting caramel malt disappears.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours clear amber with a one finger white head and lots of lacings. Aroma is some floral hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with a kiss of grapefruit. Malts are present but subdued. This beer is about the middle of the APA style. Nice enough just not to style. Easy drinker a bit watery on the palate. I would guess the abv at about 5 to 5.5%. Would make a decent session beer. Just don’t expect the big hops of an IPA. Maybe they were aiming at the English IPA style. This would be very close to that type. Carbonation is fairly light.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Nice little IPA. Grainy, cereal malt backbone. Some earthy components along with a soft, piney hop presence that had a touch of spice and a floral character.


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