Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Pours a hazy gold orange with a white head. Citrus, hops and pine in the aroma. Bitter, pine, and maybe some peat in the flavor making for a bitter finish. Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2008
A little bit different than many IPAs. I could taste peach. The finish has a subtle earthiness to it. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2008
One of my all time favorite IPAs in the NW style. Extremely well balanced, the hops are agressive, but not overpowering, always in balance with a moderate malt background keeping everything in check. Great lingering resiny aftertaste. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
12 fl. oz. bottle shared with Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a goblet.Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
App.: Really cloudy orange-brown with broken up hop cones in the bottle!
Aroma: Very sweet citrus, big juicy hops, leafy, musty and earthy, some fruity malts.
Palate: Medium body, moderate-soft effervescence, oh, and hop leaves.
Flav.: Musty tangerine, lots of orange peel, leafy hops, some sweet malts; a bit sweet with a nice bitter finish that leaves some of the citrus aftertaste.
Really neat! I would likely strain the hops out next time.
6/28/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is almost Belgian with c-hop peppering. Appearance is hazy yellow with a medium maintained white head. Flavor is starchy, earthy hops that are never harsh and have just enough caramel malt balance to keep this drinkable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a starchy texture. Overall, complex and interesting.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Hazy light amber with slightly burnished copper overtones. Very light gray film atop, and thinly scattered lace. Medium body with soft fizz. Big rich pine and resin on the mid-palate, but hardly a powerhouse by Washington IPA standards. Nice resiny cling on the finish. chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Aroma of banana, pineapple, and citrus hops. Light carb, thicker bodied than your average IPA. NIce dry, bitter finish. Flavor is fruity sweet at first, relative to an IPA. Astringent aftertaste with enough sweet yeasty malts to keep it from being overly bitter. A lip-smackin good IPA. MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
golden color, moderate white head. fresh hoppy aroma. reasonable hop malt balance. clean finish, dry and floral. jcwattsrugger (12587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2007
on tap-pours a disappearing white head and cloudy yellow color. Aroma is nice lemon hops. Taste is lemon/metallic-hops, cat pee, some malt.
ndhowlett (13) - augusta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Aroma was earthy and full. Wanteda little more kick to it. Color was golden, amber,with a minimal head. Taste was of medium bitterness almost sourish, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, with a long finish, Nice IPA, but not for those who wish for hop monsters. Great light IPA, full of intreguige.