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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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The reddish-hued Ace IPAís distinct malt flavor complements its generous portion of Northwest hops. This balanced brew achieves a harmony of malt and fruit flavors, the perfect contrast to the grapefruit and herbs in the hop profile.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Hazy amber-orange with a decent head. Curiously fruity nose. Full-bodied. Smooth texture is a plus, but itís slightly cloying in the finish. In general, itís more malt forward than I expected. Big notes of toasted bread, biscuits and sweet, rising bread dough. Hops are citrusy (grapefruit) and jammy, with lesser notes of pine, earth and sweet grass. Has a distinct Belgian IPA quality, as if it were brewed with Belgian yeast (I donít know if it was or not). Overall, itís a very fruity and "round" IPA with uncommon albeit interesting flavors and aromas. When they first started popping up years back, I loved "Belgian IPAs." But for one reason or another, I quickly grew tired of them. So thatís the only thing I donít like about this beer, and itís a personal preference. Other than that, I think itís a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On tap at the brewery: The headís the first thing you notice: a marshmallowy, creamy head not normally seen on an IPA. The taste intrigues just as much. Itís a mix of Belgian ale tastes and traditional IPA taste, with western bitters and Belgian fruit and cloves. I ask one of the owners about it and he said they used Belgian malts to give it that taste. Really pleasing and intriguing. The inclusion of that malt gives it a more rounded, full flavor. Great stuff from a brewery about 11 months old.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured a reddish orange color with good carbonation and a little white cap S: Plenty of citrus, almost a hint of spice, little booze on the nose T: Citrus, light banana, cloves a bit of dry bittering, bubblegum feel. M: I thought the body was pretty on target. Very much a hybrid IPA O: Not great, not bad, pretty tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
msylvanus (3) - USA - NOV 7, 2011 does not count
Definitely grapefruit and one of the most bitter back of tongue IPAís Iíve ever had. But is that cloves I taste? Interesting, unique, but not my style.


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