beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 10th Annual Bistro IPA Festival. This IPA pours a light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is orange and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and earthy. Medium bitterness. Touch of orange and orange peel. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 Bomber 7/30/07
robforbes (2263) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2007
I can’t help it -- I just like dry-hopped IPAs. This may not be an exceptional one, but it’s an enjoyable one. What can I do?
Pours a relatively light amber with a small pure-white head and very mild carbonation. The nose is relatively subtle by PacNW dry-hopped IPA standards. Nice floral aromas, cut hay. Mmmm. The flavor is almost subtle by local standards. Rather than a hop blast, I get a mild sweetness from the malts, light-bodied with lots of peppery spice (but not strongly peppers, as in e.g Mac & Jack’s IPA). My first sip was the least pleasent of the batch, with the slightly vegetal notes coming through too strongly, it was improving from there. Mouthfeel is light, almost restrained.
Not a bad IPA, and I like the dry-hopping. Certainly the best of the Port Townsend beers that I’ve tasted thus far. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
Draft at Fiddler’s 12/3/09. Yeah, pretty much what it says above.
Draft at Fiddlers 2/1/10. Nice subtle mango / tropical fruit in the nose, lurking below the herbal dry hopping. I’d have called this more like 3.6-3.7; I’ll bump upwards.
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 re-rated:bobbrew (8) - Yacolt, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2007 does not count
6/3/7/3/14 - 3.3
7/3/7/4/14 - 3.5
pours a cloudy amber-orange with thin egg-shell head, good lacing
smells of grapefruit hops, some caramel, some floral, citrus, dandilion.
taste is thick, some grapefruit, some orange, caramel, some pine, malt in the back, nice bitterness that grows as you drink.
I’ve never looked at a beer under a halogen desk lamp but damn, this beer has tiny bubbles and tiny suspended gold flakes - almost looks like suspended tiny bubbles. The beer itself is golden but the gold dust really is unique! Miller would die to have a beer that looks like this! Initial hop aroma was huge and somewhat sweet. Bitterness wasn’t what I might expect from Skippy but the finish is totally luscious - sort of like a long lingering embrace after a night with the one you love. A perfect beer to go to bed with. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2007
22oz. Bottle (THANKS glkaiser): Aroma is lightly sweet, with scents of citrus and pine hops. Poured amber in color with a large, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Sparkling. Tons of particles. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of hops and citrus. Not much malt flavor. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Average carbonation. Medium duration hop finish with a hint of caramel malts. Overall, a slightly below average IPA.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Very hazy amber...almost the perfect color for an IPA. A lot of yeast settlement at the bottom, along with a few floaties. Hops are very clear here: grapefruit, cedar, and some fresh fruit. Nose is hop-forward, as well. Not an overly bitter beer (if there is such a thing), well balanced, and well done. Yeast is present in the finish, along with a bit of alcohol and dry hops. Very nice! IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Bottle from Safeway, Port Angeles, WA; shared Courtesy of Enniskillen; Nose of pine and citrus hops; hazy light copper with a small white head; Flavor of hop bitterness wit the bitterness increasing in the finsh. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Gold amber, with a thin white head. Very heavy apricot and peach in the aroma, with a nice dose of hops. Taste is a strong peach accented by hoppiness, light pine, some floral. Solid IPA. PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Nice citrus and pine aroma. Pours a very nice orange color. At first taste, very nice but does not linger on the tongue, finishes weak, but I’d drink another. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Inviting citric aroma with slight pine wafts above this hazy, medium golden colored ale with nice carbonation and a thick, rocky white head. Delightfully refreshing hoppiness, mostly citric lemon and lime and some pepper spice. Well balanced with juicy fruit sweetness, fairly pale flavor without any overwhelming distraction of caramel and crystal. Leaves my tongue happy. This is real nice. Thanks André!