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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This crisp, hoppy Northwest IPA features Centennial, Cascade and Columbus hops that impart strong citrus hop flavors and aromas. Our Northwest IPA is balanced nicely with the use of crystal and victory malt. We finished this fine IPA with a heavy dose of dry hopping to lock in the all the intense flavors and aromas. This IPA is sure to satisfy the hop heads of the Northwest, so sit back and enjoy.

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2.6
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Cloudy amber with large tan head. Make no mistake, this is a hella hoppy beer. Delicious floral hop aromas and good bitter taste, but way short on the malt front. A big beer only in the sense of the hops. The lack of malt coupled with enthusiastic carbonation lead to the impression that one is drinking hop flavored club soda. Pours viscous, but mouthfeel is actually quite thin. The finish is disturbingly dry. Fizzy hop water; no thanks.

2.6
frylock (1144) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Pours golden brown with a huge white head. Citric fresh hop aroma with salty undertones. Harsh hop bitterness and flavor. Totally lacking malt balance. A dissapointing IPA from a brewery I usually like.

2.6
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Poured a slightly hazy orange amber with a very small head. Grapefruit up front in the aroma. Taste is also grapefruit. Very bitter ending. A little oily.

2.5
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 20, 2005
(12 oz bottles: Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR and Dick’s Brewing Co. in Centralia, WA) Hoppy, grapefruity nose also features a lightly sweet orange citrus aroma, and is rather inviting. I’ve been suckered. The flavor doesn’t match up. This is a beer that is hopped to the point of excessive bitterness, maybe to showcase how bitter they can make a beer. This is mouth puckering bitter, quite spicy, and extremely grapefruity in flavor, and there’s really nothing else to talk about with the flavor. Not much malt presence, and whatever malt there is, it’s beaten into submission by the hops. Dry, bitter, astringent palate with a very bitter hang and a modest chalkiness. This just isn’t a very pleasant beer, and there’s no way I will finish this bottle after I finish writing up my rating. Golden orange in color and fairly hazy in appearance. Large, foamy, off-white head settles to a very rocky layer that leaves globs of foam on the glass. Definitely not my kind of IPA. I find it nearly undrinkable, but have fun, hopheads!

2.5
PWalk (338) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
This is a pretty eak IPA. Grapefruit at the nose with some spiciness. Much the same in the flavor with some bitterness. I was impressed.

2.5
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of ininspired citrus and astringent with a caramelly cloying finish.

2.5
kaser (6378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2012
Below average IPA. Pours nice orange with thick white head that lingers. Not much for aroma. Taste is boring, not too hoppy or much to it. Drank it fine but didn't enjoy it by any means ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Way down all by itself at the bottom of the IPA spectrum for me. I’m just not picking up on those advertised hops. Just a generic, watery bitterness. No noteworthy aroma. Head and lacing are tops, though.

Playing: Radiohea_d, In Rainbow/s for the 4th or so time already.


2.3
carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12 oz bottle, decent hop aroma but the flavor is really flat and just plain bitter and hop water.

2.3
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle served in a tulip. Excellent pour. Dark orange-brown with a light beige head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is not great. Soy sauce with some grassy hop bitterness, and a little skunk. Salty, bitter flavor. Medium body, soy again on the sticky middle, and an astringent finish. This is either a bad bottle or a bad IPA. Can’t recommend.


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