kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009 NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fine IPA to add to the list of favorites! I still think I favored Rogue’s Brutal Bitter, (not nessasarily an IPA), but this was a very smooth beer with great upfront hoppiness, and a thich aftertaste that was neither too bitter or sweet.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Date: September 08, 2009
Source: Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle
Appearance: clear dark copper, cremy beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet caramel and crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus, bitter rind, light breadyness, touch of butterscotch, balancing bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
amber...citus aroma..smooth finish and nice aftertaste...had it before they said bye bye to it... cya hardly knew yah bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Draft at Brouwer’s Cafe Hopfest ’06. Clear amber with a scant head that quickly becomes a ring of foam. Minimal aroma, but some oranges, grass and tea can be found. Tastes of fruit and leather. A bit watery in places, with a dry finish. Not sure what went wrong here, but this is not my favorite IPA by a long shot. Hope I’re rating the right beer here. Looks like it has been retired for several years, which would explain the taste. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Draft at Brouwer’s Cafe Hopfest ’06. **NOTE**: This review applies to the "Liberty" DH version. Not sure if I have the right parent beer, honestly. Gold, maybe a little bit of ruby, with a tiny little head and less lace. Bready yeasty nose. Palate’s all sweet malt and raspberries. Poor palate. Gonna get blamed for all kinds of wrongs. To be avoided. Crit (4024) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
Bronze with good head.Light green hop nose and flavor throughout...........
BillKismet (4072) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2002
Beautiful bronze/brass beer with a perfect head. Slight chinook/cascade hop aroma and flavor with a small, but constant and unrefined bitterness. This is a rather light bodied IPA. While easy drinking, it is unexceptional and does not distinguish itself among northwest IPA’s. HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Very Good Ipa, reddish in color, grapefruit/cirus aroma with floral hints, citrus flavor really comes through, great example of chinook and cascade working together! Great bitterness, flavor and aroma, perfectly hopped ale!