skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014 herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark in color, strong hoppy aroma, very fierce taste. This is a zinger of an amber. Very full tasting and hoppilicious.
Cask pour at the 2006 Washington Cask Beer Festival. Flatter than most there with apple filled hoppy pineapple water. Thin but flavorful. TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
on tap at boundary bay. poured an amber color, somewhat balanced in flavor but felt like it was missing the malty flavor i was expecting. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2008
on tap at Satelite in Seattle’s capitol hillBillKismet (4075) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
dark brown color with a heavy malt aroma and taste. Solid but slightly unspectacular.
Ruby-maroon with firm head amounting to a lovely pint. A bit too hoppy for a harvest season ale. Chinook appears in aroma. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Draught pint at Redbones on 10/24/07
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
A very deeply burnished copper-red body is lightly hazy, with a fairly dense, beige head atop. Moderate retention, light lacing.
Toasted malt and hops! Breadiness rolls through the nose, as straightforward C-hoppiness takes over and piles on lots of stiff citrus. Not particularly varied or interesting, it just seems rather uninspired. Malt apparency is low, other than contributing more dryness to the already dry, acidic nose. Some light caramel and dough notes, but nothing to distract from the heavy citrus dominance. Clean, though, otherwise and no alcohol is noted. Medium strength of aroma.
Fruitiness starts up initially; some cherries, red apples, strawberries but is quickly curtailed by the stronger white grapefruit and orange bitterness. Soft, yeasty texture but with minimal comfort from any real malt suppleness. Grainy and bready on the finish, with hop acids steadily fatiguing the palate. Tastes like dry graham crackers and marmalade by the end. No alcohol or flaws. Too bitter, needs more malt balance/complexity.
On tap at the Parkway Tavern in Tacoma. Dark bronze pint with a tight foam head. Nose and first sip made me think... mmm, Deschutes Jubel. But, getting further into the glass, the lighter body and maple sugar overtones became apparent. This makes a fine fall beer. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Cloudy red/brown. Lots of bitter hops, but not so aromatic. Quite refreshing and light. Not much sweetness. Bitter finish. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Pint Eastside Club Tavern Olympia, WAafter4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2007
A deep darfk amber color with a thin head. Huge deep aroma of spices and malts. Loved he flavor of deep crystal malts and the hops came through quite nicely. This was a rich flavorful beer with a nice sweet finish. Great Beer.
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep dark brown, murky, headless, still. Slightly watery and flat attack. Huge toasty roasty mid-palate with lots of nuts and dried leaves. Slightly acrid resinous finish. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2006
On tap at Anthony’s Woodfire Grill in Everett. Pours a dark amber color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of malts, caramel mostly with hoppy undertones. Flavor is pretty mild and mostly sweet rather than hoppy. I was expecting this to be more of a hoppy beer being a harvest ale but it wasn’t the guess. However it is a pretty good beer nonetheless.