hayduke (5573) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
This poured a cloudy light orange with a very robust off-white head and lacing rings that stuck to the glass like glue. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus hops. Medium body and slick mouthfeel that puckers you up some. The flavor is caramel malts with the tropical fruit and a very nice hop bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. A very nice IPA made true to the west coast style. Highly enjoyable. Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. There was some sediment in the bottom of the bottle and after being rolled the pour was cloudy and dingy orange, brown, gold. It had a huge rocky and fluffy head that was off white. The foam left nice sticky lacing. The aroma was very fruity with citrus and tropical. The flavor had some caramel that was not smelled. It added sweetness. The fruit that was prominent was tropical with the citrus secondary. It began bitter but that settled with warmer temperature. A hint of cinnamon was tasted late. This was a nice IPA and the tropical fruit was a nice addition. PatrickH (2) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011 does not count
Of the 38 breweries recently visited in WA, this IPA was my favorite! A perfect balance of hops to malt, rich but not too strong. Spectacular setting--take the ferry over and spend an afternoon in this scenic port town. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at the brewery. This was the best of the Port Townsend’s I tasted. A citrus aroma, lots of grassy hop flavor, and a dry bitter finish. Well done. dwyerpg (6230) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
A coarser hop than the Peak’s beers. Cloudy appearance. This is another pretty decent Seattle IPA. Makes me want to try other Port Townsend beers.
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Tap @ Dog & Pony. Clear amber pour with a persistent, creamy white head leaving a coating of lace on the glass. Fresh hop nose, candy sweet medium, lightly carbonated body with pine and floral hop flavors. Great mouth feel but the aroma is not quite what I go for in IPAs. jonas (7623) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
Sampled at GCBF 2010.
Citric and grassy.
Murky yellow, white head.
Grassy, pine citrus.
Nice, well balanced hops, slightly thin body. DuffMan (10457) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
GCBF 2010. Tried both the cask and regular versions. The appearance was identical: bright hazy yellow gold. Cask was served at a better temperature, and had much more flavour and aroma as a consequence. Reedy malts, resinous bitter hops, hints of passionfruit. A great IPA. (rating reflects the cask version) mcberko (18084) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Sampled on cask at GCBF ’10, pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus and piney hops - very smooth and well-hopped like a good IPA should be. jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2010-06-29. Dark yellow body with a nice foamy white head that fades. 3+ Mild aroma, modest hops, touch of citrus/floral notes. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, but has a good amount of hops, grassy and mild citrus notes, moderate bitterness throughout, and a kiss of astringency in the finish. 7+ Average plus palate is just a touch lighter bodied than my preference. Decent, but suffers in comparison to the excellent Imperial IPA. On tap at the brewery, Port Townsend