jakepete (13) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Had on tap at the brewery. Definitely the best of the six in the sampler. Pale copper in color with a little cloudiness. Huge cascade aroma and flavor. Very fruity and citrussy. Moderate to high bitterness. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Tap. Well, I most of had the new recipe, because this beer was magnificent. Nice honey body with a lasting 1/2 inch head. Nose-good fresh clean hops. A great classic APA clean hoppy nose. Taste-my first impression is that this is a bit thin, but good. What it has, it does well with, if you know what I mean. The hops are in the background and upfront at the same time while the malt is balanced just right with the hops. The only NXNW beer that I ordered twice.. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2005
Holy crap...this one totally didn’t suck!!! Poured hazy golden orange with a thin white head...smell is piney with a small dose of grapefruit...nice malt hop balance...where’s the corn? Definately enjoyable...not amazing or outstanding, but good... DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2005
On cask at the brewery. Wow, what a smooth, enjoyable beer. Thanks Ty for increasing the hops in this from its former self. It is delicious on draught & the cask was awesome. The hop flavor & aroma are wonderful: citrus, earthy too. Mild sweetness along with the bitterness. A well-rounded pale ale/IPA that you don’t want to miss, even on draught. HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2005
In cask at NXNW. Nice citrus and flower nose with some sweet malt in the nose. Big citrus fruity flavor. Nice round and balanced flavor. Very drinkable. This is Ty’s IPA. He got rid of the old PyJino Pale and made this his own. Great job Ty!
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Slightly hazy orange appearance. Leafy, musty hops: annibus like and with a sweet sugar and IPA-like gritty bitter texture. Mandarin orange flavors with a light bread note, caramel or crystal malts... juicy, sharp citrus finish. Impressive. I’ve heard that the recipe changed recently and that the new version actually contains hops :) RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Golden amber to light copper pour. Decent hop aroma and flavor, but could have used more. Pretty smooth. I agree with some of the others that this is about as good as it gets at this brewpub. PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Had on tap at the brewpub in Austin. Light copper appearance, thin white head. Brief floral aroma. Flavor has some citrusy cascade hoppiness, but not overdone. Some nuttiness comes through to balance it out. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Decent APA. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Probably this place’s best offering, which isn’t saying much. Somebody, ANYBODY, tell the brewmaster to PLEASE USE SOME HOPS!!! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Light copper color with a thick lacing white head. Fresh Cascade hoppy aroma. Sweet candy-like malt flavor and a dry finish. This could stand to gain a little more complexity and balance.