NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
This may be the finest IPA I've had since the Bridgeport. The hoppiness is such that you get the impression your chewing on the hop itself! A wonderful flavor that has quite a bit of body, but not to the point where it overwhelms afterwards. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company Imperial Pale Ale--Sharp Edged Graphics Label--2008-10 Release--12 oz. Bottle--7.50% ABV--75+IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Lacy mild mild white head. Clear thin bright light gold color. Rich floral hop mild malt front. Smooth creamy balanced mild fruit mild sweet cloying rich body. Balanced mild bitter clean rich hop spice mild citrus clean smooth end. Balanced smooth & Hoppy. Reviewed 4/22/2008. Sampled 191 and counting. 6-Pack--$6.49. HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2002
one of the best IPA's around, deep golden color, thick body, for an IPA, excellent mouthfeel, bitter with malty sweetness, slight floral nose and citrusy flavor, a big IPA that deserves more attention! hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Highly underated brew that comes from a highly underated brewery. You wake up drunk but not hung over! Cheers rich42 (128) - USA - JAN 30, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 very solid beer all around. solid bitterness, nice solid malt body. definitely an Imperial Pale Ale as opposed to India Pale Ale in that it's stronger and thicker. well balanced - the hops have kick - but they won't make you pucker-up all that much. nice spiciness with a little bit of citrusiness. should be enjoyed by strong ale fans and hopheads a like.
UPDATE: this review was from a sampling on tap, tried in the bottle - not nearly as good - was strictly decent. similar experience with hale's ales (they're about 3 blocks away from maritime)
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Floral hop aroma with some malty sweetness in the nose. Cloudy golden in appearance with a quick fluffy head and lots of lacing. Lots of hops in the flavor, some grapefuit juice for sure, daces lightly on the tongue, and a little burn at the end to remind you that this is an Imperial Pale. Very enjoyable pale, indeed. Thanks to Skyhand for the hookup! terapenguin (11) - USA - OCT 25, 2006
I had this in cask conditioned form at the Jolly Roger in Seattle. IT was a fantastic experience as cask conditioned ales can be. MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Had a couple of these - really are IIPA’s - at the historic Jules Mays Saloon in the historic Georgetown area of Seattle) a couple of door down from Full Throttle Bottles and across the street from what was the Seattle Brewing Company. Cool, old-time atmo, this place must be one hundred years old at least, nice service, a most pleasant lunch, and good beer at a friendly price. Nice snappy hop aroma, slight haze to the body, a great hoppy bite to the mouth, and a smooth finish. Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
On tap at Amore restaurant, Seattle. Light fruity orange oil-grapefruit nose, with nice grassy fresh hops cone aroma. Bit of mild grainy malt. Medium amber clear with foamy lacing off-white head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Starts with mild grain sweetness and big hoppy flavor. Huge fresh hops taste to start followed by big grassy, harsh bitter finish. Medium bitter after with light chalky coating. Nice IPA, wih good malt-bitter balance.