mcberko (19807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015 jayc (28) - USA - NOV 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
On tap at LaConner, pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Nose brings out piney hops, light spiciness and a crisp crackery malt. Flavour is very well-balanced, with floral hops, light spiciness, pine and a biscuity malt backing. Lots of depth to this while still maintaining a thin enough palate to be drinkable. Great one. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at the brewpubACHops (1688) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Cloudy light amber color with compact persistent head. The aroma is nice, hoppy, a bit funky too. Smooth mouthfel, some malt flavor, moderately sweet; strong bitterness, with a light funky and vegetable character, probably there is a light infection here, but it’s still an enjoyable beer.
On tap @ the brewery in La Conner. Pours clear orangish golden with thin lingering head. Aroma is sharp piney hops. Taste is bold floral and pine hops, slightly sweet caramel malts leading to a bitter finish. Tasty. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12 oz bottle courtesy of brewolf. Thanks Michael. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is dominated by caramel, and that’s really all I got. The flavor is bitter hops forward with spicy-earthy hops, then the caramel kicks in and there is plenty of it. The palate is silky smooth and the carbonation is lively. Finishes long, dry and leaves a neutral lingering bitterness. Overall: Fans of IPA’s loaded with caramel will love this one. I find it quite tasty. madvike (3305) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Yet another interesting bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours rosy copper with a huge pillowy off-white head. Wow...really dank hops on this one, garlicy, oniony, weed, lots of earth, sticky pine sap, and rich toffee. Taste has some lightly toasted malt, cocoa notes, and lots of dank herbal hops. Rich, yet smooth. Chewy in the mouth, with a nice warming booziness. Wow...this is great stuff.
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
12oz bottle poured into my Founders snifter glass. Hazy cloudy amber color with a thin head. Aroma is slightly hoppy and earthy. Flavor is overly hoppy with a hint of citrus. A pretty standard IPA. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
On draft at the brewpub. Orange / gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is hops, citrus, honey and hay. Slightly bitter finish. Excellent IPA and excellent place. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Draft: pour from the brewpub. Came an attractive gold color with a good sized white head and lots of lacing. Nose of citrus, flowers, and fruit. Good rich body and wonderfully bitter mouthfeel. Flavor is very intense with lots of citrus. Long bitter finish. Excellent brew. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
Draft: Gold hue with nice lace. Fruity nose. Tons of juicy citrus, mostly grapefruit, from start to finish. Malts have a little caramel sweetness, but not quite enough to balance things out. Flowery aromas surfaced in the background. Bold bitterness. Decent IPA, and probably my favorite LaConner beer thus far. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
INDIA PALE ALE--12 OZ. BOTTLE.
1997--6.00%ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Sampled 1/10/1998.
1998--6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear pale golden color. Nice floral hop front. Lightly carbonated body is slightly sweet and on the thin side. Hop bitterness is strong in a very dry finish. Good use of hops, but could be bigger. Sampled 2/14/1999.
1999--6.50% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear light amber color assumes orange juice appearance with pellicle. Big floral hop front leads to creamy rich sweet crystal malt body. Spicy earthy end almost balanced by sweet body and pellicle. Sampled 8/8/1999.
2000--7.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Rich smoky floral earthy hop front. Slightly hazy rich golden color. Rich sweet caramel malt body continues earthy floral flavor. Big hops. Floral takes over at finish. A wow hop brew. Sampled 5/31/2000.
2002--6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Rate Beer Club Selection. Tight sediment. Hazy rich amber color. Light head. Medium lace. Rich earthy floral hop front. Balanced crisp malty sweet creamy yeasty caramel fruit body. Clean mild earthy citrus hop spice bitter end. Sampled 10/9/2002.
2003--7.00% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Light sediment. Lightly hazed rich thick golden color. Rich floral earthy big malty hop front. Rich creamy hot sweet caramel body. Thick texture. Mellow yeast sediment. Earthy rich hop end. Lacy light head. Sampled 2/27/2003.