UNCCTF (588) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
On tap at the brewery. Solid amber coloring with a diminishing white head. This has the best hop character and mouthfeel of any regular IPA I’ve ever had - very fruity and extremely bitter that makes for a great finish. The weather here sucks, but this made my trip to the Seattle area totally worth it. corbypete (1) - ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2005 does not count
If you want hops you’ve got it! I could not believe the smell, the taste, its like pure hop juice in a bottle! IPA I have tried, green king isnt as hoppy anymore, this one seems like the same recipe used in days of shipping to india. One thing its probably too hoppy, I mean i got half way through and wondered if i should maybe mix it with another beer to give it a hoppy taste, its like a pure hops essence. The head was spot on, i dont know what the other guys are moaning about, the colour is a clear but solid amber, and the fizz is just right, possibly over fizzy - but again it would be a godsend if I was in india andd this turned up on my shores. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
A great example of an IPA with balls, couldstil be shipped to india by boat even today
Tap. I was not as impressed as others with this beer. Orange. Almost no head. Grapefruit hop aroma required some effort to pull from the glass. Strong consistent hop flavour with some sweetness at the edges. Not a long finish. Dorf (2) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
I live just up the road from the brewery and find it very good, very good hop nose, you can tell it’s made with fresh northwest hops. malakeo (2) - Burien, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2005 does not count
Truly an outstanding IPA. I thank the heavens whenever I can find it.
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Last/originally tasted at Latona Pub.
Growler thanks to Scott (Skaughty). Poured a hazy orange. Aromas of grapefruit, grass, pine, and some diacytel notes. Flavor of light fruit, grassy, hoppy and finsihes bitter. Medium bodied. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Sampled from a growler courtesy of skaughty. Pours a slightly hazy copper bronze with a thick white head with nice retention and lace. Aroma is a fresh blend of western hops sprinkled with grainy caramel malt. Starts mildly sweet and exhibits good balance for an IPA before turning to a hoppy bitter finish. An enjoyable and very drinkable brew, but could use a little more complexity or depth of flavor. I’d love this for a session beer though. Thanks again Scott! skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Growler from the brewpub motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2004
Welcome to the pine forest! The aroma goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on....The head is frothy and stays with the aroma. The taste is almost *too* fresh, as the taste and mouthfeel are almost leafy. This is a fairly rare and rough, yet amazing IPA.
on tap at the college inn in seattle. slightly hazy amber. potent fresh aroma with lots of pine and grapefruit and a little butterscotch and even ginger. some biscuit sweetness and big bitter finish, very classy Ernest (7860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, grass), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent. Revisiting this 11 years since my first review and still not a fan. Funny to think this used to be a Top 50 beer on this site. Pretty run of the mill, as it was back then too.