Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle. Fairly clean IPA with some great aromas. Snappy, sharp and steely bite. Flower petal aromas. Some caramel malt flavors in the backbone. Good IPA.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Metolius Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Cutthroat India Pale Ale--2007 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--55 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Foamy lacy off white head. Clear bright dark gold color. Rich Cascade hop front. Crisp tangy citrus grass pine caramel body. Earthy bitter clean rich hop spice end. Mild body-Rich hops. Nice Medium IPA. Sampled 3/4/2007. Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Albertson’s (the grocery store) convinced me to buy this by cutting the price to $4.99 per six pack. Any discerning tendencies as it relates to beer selection tend to melt away when you’re being stared in the face by a $4.99 six pack. In fact, you tend to forget everything else you came for and proceed to cram as many of said six packs into your arms and walk back to the checkout counter like a circus performer doing a balancing act. I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually a drinkable IPA. But then Albertson’s tried the old switch-er-roo and raised the price to $8/six pack. I won’t be going back! scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2008
12oz- Perfect Pour. Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Soft grassy biscuit aromas warm to a sweet floral and caramel tone. Sweet grassy citric orange flavors ride and hints of caramel malt from start to finish. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation. Drinkable, but a touch sweet for my liking… SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of Old_Mr_Crow - thanks! Pours a clear coppery-amber color with a moderate beige head that leaves spotty lace. Aroma is mild, mostly of toasty malts along with hints of citrus fruits and floral hops. Flavor leans towards the malts initially, toasty with a bit of caramel, hops come on midway through bringing in bitter herbs, floral notes, a bit of lemon zest along with some dustiness and spruce in the aftertaste. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Not a bad beer, but about as good as I would have expected from Portland Brewing.
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 nasty. a vomius mass of reinflated anal chucks. descusting. IPA’s are not for me, atleast this one. where’s the mule piss? i need to rinse my mouth out. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Bottle: Translucent golden, orange tinge, fairly large rocky white head, fairly nice lacing, very light carbonation.   Looks enjoyable enough.   Extremely soft musty hop nose... almost nothing there otherwise.   Perhaps a bit of citrus and pine twang.   Very light bitterness up front, a bit of citrus rind emerges at the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes fairly clean, definitely light, moreso like a Pale Ale.   Meh... OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2006
From the bottle.
Reid (2541) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Pours a light watery orange, very clera, with a short-lived head and modest lacing. The aroma is mostly grapefruit, maybe a bit of malt. The flavor is...low key. It’s not unpleasant, but this is no brash Oregan IPA. It’s pretty laid back, some c-hops are certainly there, just not powerfully so. This is a perfectly passable beer when you’re thirsty and in the mood for a light IPA. Its biggest weakness is on the palate; it’s both prickly for overcarbonation "(relative to the speed at which one might want to drink such a session-oriented beer) and rather watery.
Ok another in a seemingly unending flow of contract brews from Portland Brewing..dont really expect much, here goes.
Typical Metolius label this time its a Cutthroat Trout jumping.
Actually it not a bad looking beer when poured into the glass, light orange good carbonation strings and an attractive creamy off white head.
Aroma isnt that bad either..sure can detect the hops..quite spicy indeed.
Nice light IPA here in taste..the spicy /citric hoppiness is nice and theres a bit of malt too..this really is just over the border from a typical American Pale.
The mouthfeel lets it down ..being very watery but i cant say its unpleasant.
A surprise..a nice drinkable lightweight IPA..though for the price i can get far better.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Not bad for what I was expecting. This was a nice, crisp and clean IPA. Nicely balanced, the hop profile is much stronger than the malt character, which could be a little stronger than it is.