BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Taster – 2009 Washington Cask Beer Festival- Seattle, WAriversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Aroma: big hops aroma. With a light malt backing.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big IPA flavor this was a great IPA.
Palate: Dry IPA finish, with a good spicy Mouthfeel.
Overall: Big IPA beer this is a great beer.
This was a the Dry hopped version.
Nice citrus and piney aroma with notes of caramel and pale malt sweetness. Pours golden orange with a decently whispy head and light lace. The flavor is a blast of piney and citrus hops up front followed by a moderate malt sweetness - caramel and pale malts, light residual sugar notes and a medium-big pine bitterness in the finish. Lingering hoppy resins and bitterness. Nice drinker, creamy body. Well done. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft at Uber. Pours a crystal clear paler amber with a light sudsy white head. Big fresh grapefruit nose, very inviting. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Mid palate shows toast, caramel, and grapefruit. Crisp finish. Appealing and drinkable. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
This was a very nice and highly hoppy and bitter red ale, almost like an imperial red. The dry hopping really comes through in the taste but is not overwhelming. bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft at lake city brewpub. Pours a unfiltered hazed orangish caramel gold with a dense yet small off white had that leaves behind some lacing. Mostly orange/citrus hops up front, mellow, with light pine earthiness, touch of jammy sweetness with a darker doughy malt character. Tight carbonation with light chewiness in the feel. Peppery, hints of orange marmalade and wheat dough. Finishes dry with a bit of bittering and the 8% isn’t really noticeable.
Dogbrick (13564) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sample at Hale’s in Seattle. This brew pours a hazy amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit, caramel and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of dark malt, grapefruit and hops. The finish is fruity with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Lightly hazed golden body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, pine. Taste is medium sweet, pine caramel, some grapefruit. Soft, mildly chewy, medium body. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Tap at LCW. Brewery lists this as an imperial IPA, not an American Strong. I’d concur.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pine-heavy, very bitter citrus peel. Smooth mouthfeel. Little sign of the malts in this one, hence the style judgement. Almost identical in color to highline IPA, but substantially more enjoyable.
Clear golden-orange with a small off-white head. Light to medium grapefruit with a little bit of caramel and some pine way in the back. Lots of hops in the flavor, more pine then inteh aroma. Medium bodied but the finish is a bit watery. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 This was the fresh hopped version. Aroma is lightly citrusy and a little toasty. Has more of a sweet toasty malt flavor than most pales with a grassy, citrus hop finish. Pretty good, but out of all the various pales I’ve had from Elliot Bay it’s the one I liked the least.