Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light yellow-orange with a nice tacky head. Nice floral aroma. I love the blend of flowery hop here on top of a nice malt base. Excellent.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2010 Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Spring Run IPA--India Pale Ale--2003--12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Clear thin bright golden color. Light lacy head. Floral earthy distilled hop front. Crisp thin dry sweet body. Tangy rich hot citrus hop spice end. Unusual hop flavor. Mild body. Sampled 2/23/2003.
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Ltd.--Spring Run IPA--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--55 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) IPA--Clear rich bright golden color. Light head. Rich mild earthy floral hop front. Smooth balanced clean dry sweet citrus caramel earthy body. Smooth clean tangy citrus hop spice end. Mild hoppy rich IPA. Sampled 3/7/2004.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
appearance..a nice big creamy white head which lingers for a while then fades into some nice lacing down the glass..beer is rather light colour for an IPA light yellow.
Nice strong hoppy aroma..spicy..some sweetness..lemon grass maybe.
This beer has a good fresh, sweet, crisp and hoppy test..quite "light" compared to other NW IPAs but good none -the -less.
feels very nice in the mouth not too much carbonation..good.
quite a drinkable IPA..but a tad light for the style in my opinion.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Called the Spring Run IPA in stores. Starts out pretty hoppy and aromatic, but totally looses control as you progress through the bottle. Gets a little sour at the end. Acceptable, but nothing great. ReRate 4-26-2004. MUCH better. Off tap. Great sticky hop presence, higher alcohol at 7%. This is moving in the direction of crosstown beer Bridgeport IPA. Very drinkable. Nice hoppy bitter finish.
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good floral citrusy nose, lacks big malt and bitterness associated with IPA...It is more like a decent Pale Ale. Still an enjoyable brew.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden with a very slight haze. Fluffy head and sticky lace was nice, but didn't last very long. Mouthfeel had a nice weight to it (but wasn't too heavy). Rich malts with a sweet base. Nice hop flavors and aromas (citrusy, perfumey, piney, and flowery). Balancing bitterness. Dryish and bitter finish. Pretty decent IPA. 5-10 years ago I would've considered it awesome, but I'm much more discerning now (and maybe the double IPAs are numbing my palate :) ... whatever that's worth.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 2005. Hazy gold colour with thin lasting frothy head. Strong citric hoppy nose. Bitter grapefruit taste with lingering bitter hop finish.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold color with very light head. Dark malty hop aroma, very fresh and full. The flavor is very well balanced with some sweet malts (and alcohol) and the hop bitterness. A good built IPA; fresh, full, not complex though.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one surprised me,this is a nice ipa. Maybe not the greatest,but not bad. The one thing Iíve found with Widmers is that they donít produce the greatest beers,they are however very consistant.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, lasting stark white head.Tiny bead. Citrus hop nose.Grapefruit ho profile, med strength lasting finish. Great lace