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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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The BALANCED hop monster! This is one IPA with enough MALT BACKBONE to stand up to the high hopping level - 75 IBUs from 100% Columbus hops.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
8oz sample at the Taphouse Grill. Pours orangey-copper with a white head. Aroma has pine and flowery hops with citrus and some caramel. Taste is of pine needles, flowery spices, grapefruit with some caramel back. Finishes bittersweet. A bit rough and the pieces do not come together as well as they sound.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour Appearance: Darker amber beer. firm head of off white bubbles that lingers. Nose: Not a very strong but definite hint of pine and floral hops. Taste: a balanced malt and hop presence pine and medium malt. Some lingering dry bitters on the finish. Body: Medium and softer carbonation Parting thoughts: Quite different than the anticipated hop bomb that IPA usually entails.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2016
red gold pour aromatic herbal noble type hops, caramel, slight grassy. Tastes bitter, orange, bread not much flavor other than bitter

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Copper with a firm, lasting off-white head. pleasant citrus with light caramel aroma. A nice soft hop bitterness that gives plenty of flavor and bitterness without being overwhelming. Dank (ugh, I hate that word but it fits here) and light citrus with a good dough and sweet malt base. Very enjoyable and expertly balanced IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3015) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Excellent appearance with a huge foamy frothy thick head and a clear amber color. Barely any aroma. Flavor is malty hoppy with a lot of butterscotch. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Darker orange, white foam. Deep piney citrus, thick and sweet. Nice but not complex. nice to come back to one of the first beers that got me into NW craft beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DinVT (25) - Vermont, USA - NOV 30, 2014
A decent, but not special, IPA. Considering this is WA, I had higher hopes. Nice lacing, and nothing dreadful here, but lacking in citrus overtones. Fine, but not special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2247) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is perfumy, skunk bud, pine, cat piss, grapefruit. Pours clear copper with a thick off-white pillowy ice cream float head with excellent retention; leaves curtains of lace all the way down the glass. Taste is mostly bitter (one of the more bitter IPAs Iíve ever had) with not much malt sweetness to balance it out. Carbonation is high, mouthfeel is like sandpaper. Not bad, but it seems a little rough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brevis (33) - Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Home filled keg. A good solid nw style ipa. Not overly hoppy but a perfect mix of hop and barley.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Solid IPA. For a Northwestern brewery, the interesting thing here is that itís relatively balanced between malts and hops (as opposed to being hop-centric), and furthermore, the hops are more resin-oriented -- unusual in an IPA of this low ABV. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate pillowy off-white head on there. Iíve tried really hard, but I can get almost no smell on this one; there is just a faint whiff of grass, but nothing else I can detect. Taste is moderately bitter, but very light; I fear that this sat on the shelf of a Total Wine too long for me to make a fair judgment, but I have to rate whatís in front of me.


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