Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
Very bright golden-amber colour. The aroma is orangey, biscuity, kumquaty with a breadcrusty background. Mild hop-accented character with an ashy, slighlty astringent bitterness, mere hints of orange and a firm but simplistic pale malt note. A very basic, serviceable IPA but nothing more. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Honey body with a foamy head with alot of lacing. Nose-very hoppy-almost sickly sweet so. Taste-usual IPA things, classic PNW sticky resiny hops, citrus from the hops, good amount of bitter. I don’t know-I think that the bitter, sweet, and malt is damn near perfect. I don’t understand why this isn’t rated a bit higher. An excellent IPA. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Pale very clear pour, golden and producing a tiny white sheet of foam that concentrates on the glass sides. Straightforward hop aromatics jingle through floral and citrus fruit dominants (tangerine, peach juice). Fresh nature, underwhelming malts stay shy and cornered. Fair PNW bitterness, absent alcohol feel. Very active carbonation ensures the food pairing claims, cleansing the tongue effectively, and remaining easy to drink with its thin body characteristic. I’ve probably had almost the same beer under 20+ different names, but it’s a clean if basic hardworker. How they make english hops feel american in essence, only them know. dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
This is a respectable IPA, but the hops overpower the malts a bit too much for my taste. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2005
On tap at Ivar’s.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
A straightfoward IPA with a more English than PacNW flavor. The malts round out the taste; the mouthfeel is very good.
on tap @ the pound: nice brewski, boys! real nice! keep it moving!!! don’t look back! AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
This beer has an excellent aroma profile. A sweet hoppy nose complemented nicely by just enough malt. Beer is light and easy to drink which makes it great for a hot day. Not much bitterness for an IPA though. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 Pours a clear light copper color with a frothy, yet thin, pale tan colored head. The aroma has notes of bright citrus, a grassy herbal character, a bit of astringent grain husk, toasty malt notes and perhaps a hint of caramel. The taste has a nice sharp bitterness from beginning to end. This is definitely a hop focused beer; there is a nice citrus note here that reminds me of lemons & oranges. There is only a hint of malt character here; a bit of sweet grain character, and a hint of toasted malt in the finish. This is a pretty nice, easy drinking IPA; it has a solid hop bite and a bit of hop flavor to it, and it goes down quite easily. If the malt character were a bit more complex the hop flavor might shine through a bit more.
mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
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Pours a light orange/yellow color. Aroma is somewhat pinelike. Slightly bitter maltiness. Somewhat bitter malty flavor with a hint of graininess. Not a great IPA. My bottle was 6.0%. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
12 oz bottle. Aromas were lacking as well as the flavor. Bitter flavor, but I don’t think it was hoppy bitterness. Nice looking bottle though.