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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our flagship ale. Full of Pacific Northwest hops, English, German, and American malt. Versatile, drinkable, delicious. 2006 World Beer Cup Gold Medal.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2005
On tap at the Brouwer Cafe Hopfest. Solid amber color with average white head. Very strong fruit aroma, though it disappeared after one sip when the nose got saturated. The flavor, though, doesnít exhibit much of the dry hopping that is evident in the aroma. Fairly bitter with not much after that. Iím not a huge bitter fan, so I probably wouldnít have it again, but since it was hopfest.... Clearly my rating is skewed by the fact that Iím not a huge IPA fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Tap. Clear, golden amber colored. Nice white head is fairly long lived and leaves good lacing. Super hopped aroma, nice job with dry hopping I suppose. Citrus dominated, lots of grapefruit in flavor and aroma. Medium bodied. Upfront hop bitterness is toned down with a decent malt balance. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Draught at Brouwerís Cafe during HopFest 2005: Pale amber, moderate white head, attractive lacing, lively carbonation.   Candy sweet hop nose.   Sweet citrusy hop flavor.   This one I prefer much more than the Homo Erectus.   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Clean, crisp finish with a lingering hop bite.   Nothing out of the ordinary, but a solid example of a PNW IPA that I would drink time and time again.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2005
On tap at the Walking Man brewpub. This was a really nicely hopped IPA, lots of piney/citrus hops in the aroma, very aromatic and fresh. Pours a clear light copper with a smooth white head. Finishes very crisp and dry with a nice lasting hop finish with some grapefruit hop flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
On draught at the WM (March 2005). The aroma is nicely balanced (centennial?). It is less bitter than the Knuckle Dragger but a nice IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2004
I pour from growler to glass and the brew is cast in an appealing ripe peach shade, slightly hazy, with a good thickcap of creamy white foam atop. Looking good so far...Smells great, too! Excellent nose full of the usual grapefruit-y, citric, orange, lemon, dribbles of pinesap, peach, apricot, very fruity and pleasant. Mmmm, great bittering blast bombards the palate at first sip, a puckering, wince-inducing, "mmmm-Wow, thatís hoppy!" kind of bite, that sticks in the craw for a while, before mellowing out. Mellow, that is, until next it meets the mouth. Fruity flavor is flush on the tongue, and everywhere, very bright and lively, with a slight sour kick way in the back, a contribution from the never-ending citric quality. Really tasty, with enough of a hop attack to keep my tastebuds, always anxious for pleasurable stimulation, ever-so satisfied. Thereís an appreciated tangible texture, too, a juicy-fruity-ness that just sweet and delicious as they come. Medium to full bodied, with a long, hoppy, ultimately dry, and unrelentingly fruity finish. One minor caveat: not too hoppy, but not malty enough. Still, itís very hard to complain about a brew this fine. Quite a tasty, tickling, tenacious rendition of the classic West Coast IPA style, though I feel this one really stakes itís own ground and creates itís own class...these Simcoe hops are somethiní else! I would, if possible, choose this delicious number over almost any other IPA made..."almost"...;^ )

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2004
PNW IPA IBU ,,, damn, outta three letter combos that reflect just how nice this piney, citrusy, etc. etc beer is. Very nice - all in all what those in the nose are looking to find in this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 Sampled @ brewery, July 2004. Speckled lacing on the glass from a white head above a golden orange body. Very sweet and soft orange nose, hearty and a little aggressive hop flavors, warming the throat going down. The aggressiveness is more in the flavors than in the bitterness, and it has a creamy palate, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Clear pale copper color with great head and lacing. Great citrus, piny, and earth nose. Nice pine/citrus bitterness balance will with a nice malt profile that hides the alcohol well. Very dinkable IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
RBSG 2004: Clear orange with a small white head. Huge juicy grapefruit and pine aroma, full bodied with lively carbonation and creamy texture. Starts off bitter and ends very bitter. An excellent IPA!


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