Airways Brewing Company Reviews




andrewje41
4
Airways The Lounge Grapefruit IPA
Draft pour pint at The Collective. Cloudy orange pout with a quick fade head. Very precise fresh grapefruit aroma, and showcased in the flavor as well. Cool, sweet fruit up front, and steady throughout. A crusher for sure. Very tasty.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

BillKismet
3.5
Airways Rye Pale Ale
The one I had was called Airways Golden Rye Ale. Appropriate golden body topped by a luscious frothy head. Nice sharp spicy bitter hop nose intermingled with golden 2-row grains, freshly milled. A hint of toastiness. The body is toasty golden grain with the hops taking more of a backseat. Thin hoppiness, slightly tannic bitter finish. Crisp and enjoyable.
Monday, May 09, 2016

fiulijn
3.8
Airways Very Loud Lady
Draught at Brouwerís Cafť, Seattle
Cloudy orange blond color. Very nice aroma, oranges and pot, spicy too. Quite sweet; the malt is a bit too mild, nice juicy and orangey hopping.
At the festival, this is the best aroma, but the flavor is too mellow.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BrewDad
3.6
Airways Seat Kicker IPA
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops flavor and aroma. Good malt build and a nice finish. Very tasty IPA.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

andrewje41
4.1
Airways Very Loud Lady
Draft pour into a schooner at the collective. Iíve never heard a very loud lady on a plane before, but I have heard a very loud fart. Does that count? I donít think the beer would sell well with that name, but it was definitely memorable. Pours a cloudy peach orange color with a fading foam heaf. Soft fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet. Peach heavy with tangerine, and a hippy finish. Lingering fruit though. Overall an excellent, standout triple. Loved it.
Monday, February 22, 2016

andrewje41
3.5
Airways Test Pilot V.2
Draft pour pint at the brewery. Every time Iím here at the brewery, itís after I got done golfing, and a beer sounds like the best thing in the world. Cloudy orange peach color with a white swirl foam head. Aroma is earthy hops. Cracker flavor, a bit juicy citrus, lingering low bitter hops. Soft butter. Creamy finish. Tasty beer overall, but being parched prior may have helped the cause. Enjoyed this one.
Friday, February 12, 2016

mcberko
3.9
Airways Very Loud Lady
On tap at Brouwerís Cafe, pours a cloudy opaque golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out citrus--especially orange--rinds, and piney and resinous hops. Flavour is very well-constructed, with lots of oranges, orange rinds, resinous hops and a good caramel malt backing. Loads of flavour and very harmonious, especially for the style. Excellent.
Saturday, February 06, 2016

bulldogops
3.6
Airways TXL Berliner Weisse
Rating #1670 - #CBC2015 Beer 55 - Day 4 - On tap at Baileyís Taproom w/ Ferris. Hazy yellow pour with a decent white head. Aroma is lemon, mild funk. Flavour is more tart lemon, a light kind of honey sweetness. Very drinkable.
Friday, February 05, 2016

andrewje41
3.6
Airways Winter Lager
Draft pour pint at the 192 Lake trail taproom. Rating #2011, the same year American brewing was born. I still think winter beers are my favorite season. Such a wide range and I live winter style lagers. Solid one here. Pours black with a quick fade fizz head. Soft malty aroma. Flavor is a big chocolate, with a lighter body. Drinks very easy, as advertised. Ideal winter beer if you prefer to not have to chew it. Refreshing. Nicely done.
Monday, February 01, 2016

haddon90
3.5
Airways Final Departure
Draft at the new Boardroom at N concourse. Pours a dark black color with an off white laced head. Light coffee aroma with a hint of burnt malt. Smooth taste with a burnt finish. Decent brew.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Capa
3.7
Airways Strip Mall Riot
Cloudy gold with a white head. Full of soft citrus and floral notes, some sweet melon, citric finish. Medium bodied. Quite refreshing. A mighty fine offering.
Friday, December 11, 2015

tightslice
3.2
Airways Sky Hag IPA
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild honey and grapefruit. Taste is the same with more alcohol and bitterness. Almost reminded me of a Old Fashioned in some ways...but not in an appealing way.
Friday, November 06, 2015

Lubiere
3.5
Airways Mosaic/Citra Pale
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light grassy floral and resinous hops, light treacle, pleasant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light grassy floral hops, light tea, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. Cask Days 2015.
Saturday, October 24, 2015

BillKismet
2.8
Airways Blonde Cream Ale
Pale blonde body with a silky head. The nose delivers a surprisingly fresh harvest of cereal grains that dance softly from the glass. Light cereal grains and corn flavors wrapped up in a light-bodied ale. Freshly milled tannic grains on the finish. Solid for a cream ale.
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hanuta06
3.2
Airways Sky Hag IPA
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light pine hop. Appearance: average-sized, rocky, off-white, initial head with good lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Hazy, medium-orange body. Taste: moderately bitter, citrus initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: okay.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

andrewje41
3.5
Airways Seat Kicker IPA
I get it! Cause on airplanes someone is always kicking your seat! Haha. I love it. 22 Oz bottle purchased from the brewery. Huge foam head. Hop heavy forward aroma. Flavor is a bit on the dry side, dusty, with some grassy hops. Pretty bitter, but not in a bad way. Tasty IPA.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

andrewje41
3.8
Airways Curbside Porter
Draft pour schooner at the brewery. Bistro location. Pours a near black color with a patchy tan head. Toasty aroma. Flavor has a very nice roast to it, but also a dessert sweetness quality. Creamy body, and a bit nutty. Itís a bit nutty! Movie quote from my childhood moment there. Anyway, solid porter. Good flavor. Enjoyed this.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

andrewje41
3.2
Airways Mosaic/Citra Pale
Draft pour pint at the brewery/bistro. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a ton of foam head and lace. Huge expected hop aroma. Flavor is very bready, dry hop filled palate. Very much on the doughy, corny side, which really surprised me. Corn chips late finish. Not bad.
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Koskela
3
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
Grainy with slight sweetness come from this clear pale yellow with a white head of coarse bubbles. This light bodies brew has a light sugary sweetness with grain and slight hop bitterness. It's not crisp but smooth and easy drinking.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

rosenbergh
3.3
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
16 oz can. (The Beer Mongers) Portland, OR.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Dry grainy and bready malty aroma with some grassy hoppy notes. The flavour is grassy hops, mild bitterness, grainy dryness and some bready maltiness. Decent. Nice can. Even though I donít have a flight to catch this tastes good.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ferris
3.8
Airways TXL Berliner Weisse
Draft - Nice tart lemon notes with a touch of soap. Hazy yellow gold with a decent white head. Light lemon and alight sour clean finish. Very nice.
Friday, April 17, 2015

TimE
3.7
Airways Rye Pale Ale
light amber golden color. Earthy, slightly piney hoppy nose. Rye is fairly muted. The mouth is superbly balanced, a touch spicy from the rye. Fairly hoppy, incredibly drinkable. Moderately hoppy finish. Oh so quaffable. I love Airways!!!
Friday, April 17, 2015

fiulijn
3.9
Airways Midnight Departure
Draught at Collective on Tap, Woodinville, WA; 16oz
Black color. A Black IPA by the book, perfect balance of everything that is expected: roasted malts, resiny hops; good body strength, not dry, and the hop pungency is also very nice.
Excellent.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

bhensonb
3.7
Airways #AvGeek
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark gold with a creamy white head. Seems to have a lot of strange fruits and perhaps a hint of pine for aroma. Med body or better. Flavor is very hoppy with strange fruits and a bready caramel for backbone. Thereís a real mouthtingling hop sensation. Prior rating suggested diacetyl, and tho I am very sensitive to it, this bottle doesnít have it. Or maybe, happily, Iíve lost my ability to detect it! Doubt that. Iím having a good time with the hop/fruit. Finishes decently bitter.
Monday, April 06, 2015

BrewDad
3.5
Airways Curbside Porter
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice easy drinking porter. Great beer as always from Airways. Good malt backing nice roast and good blend of hops.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

douglas88
3.3
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
16 ounce can. Looks like a airplane beer. In fact, get this beer on airplanes right now! Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A sweet toast and corn nose. Smooth Pils malt, sweet, a bit of sulfur and spicy hops. Pretty nice, smooth. Easy beer.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

marcus
3.7
Airways Final Departure
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with some coffee and chocolate and a dry finish.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

beastiefan2k
3.5
Airways Final Departure
Beer #1 of 13 in blind tasting.
Headless pour. A little autolysis (soy sauce) and charred malts. Low hop, not pronounced sweetness. I picked this beer up and in hindsight it performed fine enough. On another side note, I understand the idea of a flight based theme for a brewery. However, do I really want to buy a beer called final departure?
The aggregate score placed this slightly below average.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Prufrockstar
3.7
Airways Final Departure
Blind imperial stout tasting. Sample 1 of 13. Chocolate is big. No real head. Dark brown. Some soy. Milk chocolate. Medium+ body, slick texture. Some roast coffee beneath the chocolate. Initially I wasnít too keen, but this is actually pretty nice. . Actually pretty nice.
Sunday, February 22, 2015

swoopjones
3.1
Airways Seat Kicker IPA
Sample at NIPAC IPA Challenge at OFW Brewing, Buffalo NY. Amber pour, fruity malts, OK bitterness. OK
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

swoopjones
3.1
Airways Beer Church XPA
sample at NIPAC IPA challenge, OFW brewing, Buffalo NY. golden pour, medium body. floral, fruity bitterness. OK,
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

after4ever
2.8
Airways #AvGeek
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that sticks around for a while. Mild orange peel and caramel nose, maybe some soft biscuit, fair amount of popcorn butter. Slick medium body with soft carb. Lightly toasted caramel, some orange peel, and even more popcorn butter. Not what we have come to expect from these guys by any means.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

marcus
3.2
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
16 oz. can from bhensonb. Pours light golden with a huge white head and a malty aroma. There is a clean pilsner malt flavor with modest finishing bitterness. Refreshing
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Oakes
3.5
Airways Midnight Departure
Billed as Black IPA / CDA at the brewery. Medium brown, light chocolat/citrus character. Woody bitterness and a lot of chocolate, with a hint of toastiness. Good CDA.
Monday, February 09, 2015

Oakes
3.2
Airways Seat Kicker IPA
Pale amber. Curranty, fruity, light caramel, sweetish with good hoppiness, moderate bitterness but quite sweet as well.
Monday, February 09, 2015

Oakes
3.2
Airways Sky Hag IPA
Amber, thin head. Slightly toasty, slightly citrusy, smooth, sweetish with light crystal mat character. Decent, maybe a touch strong and chewy for me.
Monday, February 09, 2015

Oakes
3.7
Airways Simcoe & Friends
Hazy light amber. Thin head. Nice orange/kumquat hop nose, mellow pale malts are biscuity. Good clean solid APA.
Monday, February 09, 2015

Oakes
3.2
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
Slightly hazy blonde. Earthy continental hop nose with slightly doughy pale malts. Moderate bittermess, nice clean malt sweetness, hops are slightly fruity. Not great but I like it.
Monday, February 09, 2015

luttonm
3.6
Airways Midnight Departure
Draft at 192. Dark brown, small gray head. Modest piney hops with a good toasty roasty malt body. Good bitter finish with dark chocolate. I dig it.
Monday, January 26, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3.6
Airways Loud Lady
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pine, floral notes, grapefruit, orange pith, earthy hops. Taste comprises lightly skunked hop, perfumed tones, grapefruit, pine, light booze scrape. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough DIPA.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

thirdeye11
3.8
Airways 3rd Anniversary
(22oz bomber) clear deep amber pour, cloudy with tan head. Nose of fresh bread, plum, dark fruit. Taste of raisin, caramel, sweet malt, medium thick body, sweet linger. Nice American interpretation of a dark Belgian.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Airways Sky Hag IPA
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering that clears to a swirl. Nose is caramel malt, grapefruit, bitter orange, straw, hop tunes. Taste comprises pine, bitter orange, hops shine a little more over the aroma, grapefruit, citric peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough DIPA but a little heavy handed compared to their more solid IPAís.
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Airways Beverage Cart Blonde
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is a little thin, citric peel, straw, melon, orange. Taste comprises orange pith, light bread dough, citric peel, grassy twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok GB for keg, although lacks dpeth for 5%, better than most you come across in the US but not a patch on their SIPA which packs much more flavour at 0.8% less ABV.
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.2
Airways Pre-Flight Pilsner
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Clear light golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, light citrics, grain husk, clean aroma. Taste comprises pale malts, grain, light cereal, hint floral, berady tones. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent pils, clean and to the point!
Friday, November 21, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.4
Airways Maylaniís Coconut Stout
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a decent tan cover. Nose is rich chocolate, light roast, toffee fudge, hint of Bounty bar. Taste comprises light roast, coconut evident, chocolate, more toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent stout.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Airways Seat Kicker IPA
Keg at the taproom, a stones throw from SEATAC, 07/11/14. Clear golden amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange squash, caramel, light pine, juicy hops, straw. Taste comprises grapefruit, orange pith, light spice, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close laced with hop bitterness. Decent enough well balanced IPA.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.8
Airways Phantom Flight IPA
Keg at the taproom, 07/11/14. Clear golden amner with a decent off white covering. Nose is pine, cedar wood, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, skunky hop twang. Taste comprises juicy citric rinds, skunky hop, tangerine, grapefruit, pine cloak. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, nice layer of skunked up hop in the close. Solid IPA.
Monday, November 17, 2014

Theydon_Bois
3.5
Airways Blue Line Session Ale
Keg at Airways, SEATAC-ville, 07/11/14. 6,000 miles later first tickíoíthe trip. Clear light golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is juicy hops, orange pith, citric sherbets, light pine. Taste comprises lightly skunked hop notes, bitter orange, straw, citric peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a juicy hop rinse. Clean and tasty SIPA.
Sunday, November 16, 2014

mackRIS
3.7
Airways Sky Hag IPA
On tap. Pours golden orange with minimal head and lacing. Aroma is earthy and pine. Flavor is bitter, earthy, citrus.
Saturday, November 08, 2014

Ferris
3.1
Airways Beverage Cart Blonde
Draft - Light pale malts and some Skunky hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light pale malts and skunk. Sweetness and pale malts doesnít work with the hops for me.
Friday, November 07, 2014