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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Top fermented, heavily dry hopped, strong, clean bitterness, unfiltered, light color.

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3.1
Nuffield (4202) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Poor IPA among a big world of IPAs. Hairspray and finger nail polish remover in the aroma. Thin body, thin flavor, quick finish. A gentle citrus finish. I followed this up with the dry-hopped version.

3.2
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a copper color with a medium-sized white head. Has an aroma of fingernail polish remover and moderate hops. A fairly mild hops flavor for an IPA. The version not nearly as good as the dry hopped version.

3.2
TChrome (1481) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Orange colored beer. Aroma is somewhat hoppy, but not convincingly so. Flavor is likewise. It is amazing that the dry hopped version is so vastly better than this one.

3.2
3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Musty aroma resembling hair-spray with some light pine and nuts. Doesn't really resemble an IPA, so if this is the base beer for the dry-hopped version, it has me a little concerned. Thin and watery mouth feel.

3.7
Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
fruity hop aroma, cloudy golden orange with what looks like pulp, serious bitterness, resiny hops and noticeable alcohol

3.7
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 24, 2004
On Tap The flagship of the LaConner Brewing Company. Brass colored body with a strong hop/floral aroma. There is a suggestion of malty nuttiness in the hops which is quickly overwhelmed by the hops. Hits strong at first but dissipates quickly. Nice balance with a flavor that spreads itself over the palate at the finish.

4
TimE (6163) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2004
A cloudy golden color brew that permeates grapefruit and a big hoppy body with a lingering hoppy finish. Almost as good as their Bottlework beer. Still one of the best PNW IPA around though

4.1
heykevin (1287) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2004
Deep golden. Medium intensity hop aroma. Definite exotic fruit character, mango, apricot and others too ephemeral to catch. Big and full-bodied. Good malt flavor, with nice touches of caramel. Hop flavor is as the aroma promises, exotic fruit, esp mangoes. This is really top notch stuff. Focused bitterness, good flavor, and malt that stands well enough on its own to balance things out. Very good stuff. Can't wait to try the dry hopped version tomorrow night.

3.7
Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Gifted to me by the girlfriend of the brewer (she's a classmate).

Very interesting and impressive IPA. The scent was a bit weak, but I'm fighting the tail end of a cold which isn't helping my smell. It poured a brownish orange, had just a small head, and left a nice lace down the glass. Flavor was complex and very hoppy, though not unbalanced at all. Palate suffers because there wasn't much carbonation, but it might just be this bottle. This is a *very* thick beer, though. Overall this one is worth seeking out.

3.5
jayc (28) - USA - NOV 17, 2003
A very good AND strong IPA. Dark brown and thick enough to cut ... but the taste and power comes through like the IPA you'd want to share with your friends. I like this one with spicy food --- particularly Tex-Mex. The little town in Washington State is very nice, quaint little place with good places to eat and shop (especially antiques). The brewery sits in the middle of town. You'll find plenty of friendly people there too!


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