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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This classic Northwest IPA has huge hop spice from Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
650ml bottle pours a cloudy pale amber color with a 1 finger head that settles leaving some very thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light toasted malts and some earthy hops. Taste is bold malty sweetness kind of grainy with some citrus and earthy hop bitterness win the finish which is quite strong. Quite a unique tasting IPA which was an enticing experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1747) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Another above average beer from the sampler at the brewery. Was not expecting much based on the aroma. But a beautiful gold and clear beer with good white head leads to a very tasty and C-hop NW style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Hazy amber body. Large off-white fluffy head. Moderate retention but fairly decent lacing down the glass sides. S: Some orange and grapefruit, a bit of grass and pine. Dull, bready malts fill out the aroma profile from start to finish. T: Lots of malt, too much malt actually. The breadyness drowns out the citric and earthy hops that were at least present in the nose. M: A bit thin in the middle. Carbonation levels were good. Finish is muted and a bit muddled. No bite or crispness. O: A decent, but not memorable IPA. Not something I’d seek out in a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber. Thin head. Nice hop aroma with plenty of grapefruit. Strong hop flavour. Starts out medicinal, plenty of grapefruit in the middle and a bit of woody roughness and resiny in the finish. Long hop aftertaste. Seems a little unpolished but that may add to its interest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Funky, cheesy aroma. A deep amber pour with beige head. Sweet caramel malt flavor mixes with a biting bitterness but no real hop flavor. Light - medium bodied. An interesting IPA but seems average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7487) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours a murky burnished dark amber. Loose whitish head after a good early surge. Not much lace. Tropical fruit nose, some mango and pineapple in there with some grapefruit. Creamy medium body, lively carb. Caramel, mango, and grapefruit mid palate mild resinous finish. A pleasing and easily drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Dark amber, slight haze, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Pale hop nose, very minor citrus sweetness.   Tastes like a ... Pale Ale.   Very minor hop flavor.   Has a powdered sugar candy like tinge.   Falls flat on the backside.   Smells decent, starts okay, but quickly falls off the map.   Body and mouthfeel are nearing the thing side.   Finishes... well very light.   Knock Knock... who’s there... not an IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
14-Mar-10 (22-oz bottle: Shared by SDbruboy, thanks Cliff!) This fairly typical Pacific Northwest IPA offers a base of standard pale ale maltiness, some toastiness, and moderate sweetness. Hops are medium bitter, with flavors of orange and red grapefruit, pine, and earth, finishing with a dose of sweet tea with orange slices. The nose balanced forest floor, pine, and orange citrus from hops with sweet, grainy malts, but also some vegetal and cheesy aromas in the background too. The beer is medium in body, clean and crisp on the palate, and moderately carbonated. The body is hazy amber in color, and the half-inch of off-white head settles to a thin, but complete layer, leaving some spotty lace. Nothing out of the ordinary here, just a well-made, pleasant, quaffable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Piney aroma, not much floral hops. Flavor is a little thin. It went well with fresh spring rolls!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Solid IPA with good hop flavors, aromas and bitterness. Nothing "in your face," like many IPAs out there; it’s just a decent, pleasantly hoppy IPA. Hops are grassy, citrusy and a little piney. Mild-to-moderate bitterness. Has a malt side, too, with hints of caramel, toffee and cocoa powder. Easy to drink as well.

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