beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark orange with a tall white head. Aroma had a good hoppiness to it with a citrus fruit thing goin on. This brew was very smooth and crisp with a good light maltiness up front followed by a mildly bitter end to balance it out. Good citrus hops in the aftertaste.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brewery is really good at what they do, so far I have been nothing but impressed. This is a really great IPA. Pours a deep amberish brown color which was surprising and the nose, is floral and fruity, and the flavor is rich and powerful and just slap you upside the face. Great fruit flavors with a sweetness from the hops and the malt, but again a nice dry finish. Wonderful.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly darker than most IPA"s around here. A very nice, tight head. Tons of cascade and Mt. Hood hops, but followed up by a caramely, well balanced experience. I"d be interested to see is the brewers used a direct flame kettle to get that carmely malt presence. This is definitely highly complex stuff. The 90 IBU are definitely countered well.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice fruity-hoppy aroma...Color a copper/amber--a little bit darker than most IPAs---head on light side, but still a pretty brew...Flavor is suitably hoppy, but with distinct fruity countenance and healthy malt base...Body is in the medium range, so this is quaffable stuff as well...Finish is medium-dry, again with slight fruit overtones...very tasty...This is a "toned-down" West Coast IPA in the hop sense, but has the other ingredients to compensate...Robust and bright...A very good IPA.