DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2005
This beer was shared at Pitonkatonks house to celebrate the arrival of Facto, Buck Dich and Indiana Red. This beer pours with the hops inside the bottle a cloudy orangey color with a small white head and no lacing. Very visible hop particles and flower within my snifter. The aroma was obviously overwhelmed by hops but was incredibly much sweeter and more vibrant with fruit than I would have EVER expected. Some citrus and aceticness I didnt think would be there was there! Flavor-wise this was purely full bodied and incredibly developing. It was astounding how well this beer had survived and bettered during the aging process. Sweet malts balance out an all out prickling tongue assault. Hoppy, tangy and mouth-puckering is all i’ve got to say about that! Citrusy with hints of caramel....caramel of all things. Well balanced, a truly interesting beer going from piney to sweet caramel. Active carbonation. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
This brew pours with an orange body topped by a medium thick head with good lacing. The aroma is sweet, grapefruity and hoppy with notes of tropical fruits and a slight piney note. The flavor is sweet and piney with bitter hoppy notes and a little candy sugar. Medium to full bodied and dry. wesley (10) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2004
This was a great beer Bottleworks has the best exclusive beers, if you’re there and see a bottleworks beer get it. Dark amber in color no head the smell of citrus flowers. They say this is a hop bomb but truly this has a malty balance to it. What shame I will never see this beer again Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2004
I thought I’d heard this was a gusher, but I was seriously mistaken. Pours a nice amber with a nice head, with a nice lace down the glass. Oh, as it’s dry-hopped, I poured it through a strainer.
Aroma? Yeah, you could say that. I smelled hops before I even lifted the bottle after I uncapped it. Wow.
Flavor is of a really hopped Strong Ale. I’m sensing apricots and...something else I can’t quite put my finger on, forgive the dangling participle.
Palate is creamy and full, yet cleansing. Overall, this is great. I’m glad LaConner is doing the dry-hopped IPA through Bottleworks. This is an awesome brewery which seems to me to be unable to do wrong. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2004 GABF ’03. (Rating Fourth Anniversary Ale). Nice amber color with thin head. Floral hoppy taste which was not hoppy or malty enough to make this anything above average.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2003
Polished copper with a thin but oily fisheyed head. Upon the second pouring, a slew of stewed hop bits confounds the former glaring clarity creating multiple layers of hop currents swiling around like the mantle underneath grate techtonic plates. Resinous, funky, greasy, stinky hops, with glob of malt emerging from, the quagmire of orange rind, and grains. Finnishes with a more subtle bitterness, caramel, and grain. JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Orange colored, tan head. Aroma was fantastic, very piney, and citrusy. Flavor was similiar to the aroma, except the there was enough malt to somewhat balance the hops. Soft mouthfeel. A little acidity on the finish. Excellent IPA. Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 27, 2003
Brown to Orange color, with a reasonable tan head. Of course, huge hops flavor - resiny, pine flavor in the hops, sturdy malt gives some weight to the palate. Elysian is going to brew Bottleworks V next year, FYI. mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2003
Darker than I expected, amberish. Very low carbonation and lots of yeast particles floating around in the beer. Almost a homebrew-like quality. Plenty of hops, and strong, but not particularly interesting or exciting. More carbonation is needed. hopfiend (17) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Dark amber, almost reddish brown appearance. Virtually no head. heavy malt/apple middle flavor with a long, heavy laconner flowery hops finish. I bought this one from Bottleworks in Seattle.