mcnealc31 (258) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
The huge hoppy aroma and gigantic head are the first things that stand out. A delightful mix of pine, citrus, and grass. This carries over to the flavor with a blend of fresh Simcoe, Amarillo, Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops. Thankfully, they didn’t ignore the malt as the backbone stands up to the hops. Biting and bitter, as an IPA should be, this celebrates hops without being heavy handed. Although it does pack 70 IBUs and 6.2% ABV.
It’s really, really good. Keepthereceipt (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2012 does not count
One of the best IPAs I've ever tasted! Very session able at 6.2% abv. Really smooth!
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Draught at a beer festival. Pours a clear light amber color. Nose is very floral with some grapefruit and resin elements. Taste is light and fresh, and slightly bitter. Really pleasant beer with an amazing aroma. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy light amber, with big frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts. Flavor is incredibly well balanced between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. You really can taste the freshness of the hops. This is one of the best balanced beers I’ve ever had. Well done! mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Classically good IPA, and the fresh hop angle is not a gimmick. Grapefruit and to a lesser extent pine come out in the flavor, with little resin. Malt base is there but as a supporting cast member to provide balance. Good bitterness but not crazy. And, indeed, the grapefruit and pine flavors from the hops come across as fresh, perhaps in their crispness or clarity. A-
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SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne at family weekend gathering, carsington. Cloudy Amber beer with small head. Aroma of juicy fruits and hops. Taste is juicy hops, fruity, some chalk and pine resin. Chewy palate. Excellent. andrewje41 (4519) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. $6 bomber. Tasty! Pours a glowing orange copper with an uneven bubble head. Very aromatic, this one is. Wonderful hop presence. Flavor is a bready malt base, with a ton of citrus and orange fruit cover. Excellent hop profile. I don’t know why I’m surprised, but this beer is awesome. While the fresh hop beers are fading away for the year, I’m glad this one has stuck around. I may grab another. s_hartshorne (2840) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle bier huis ossett. Shared with sarky northner Peak District family doo!! Cloudy amber. Juicy fruits and pine aroma taste same lots of resin great caramel sweetness nice long grassy hop bitter finish!!! Xx philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2012
2-22 oz. Bottles Purchased @ The Ballard Market, Seattle, Washington for $5.49 + Tax Each 09-20-12. Lacy lasting off white head. Clear bright rich amber color hazes somewhat with addition of sediment hint at bottom of bottle. Rich floral fresh Hop aroma augmented with extra additions of Amarillo, Simcoe , Centennial, & Cascade dry hops. Rich smooth balanced mild sweet mild fruit, light toasted malt body with fresh hop infusion flavors. Clean mildly spiced refreshing clean hop end.Very Nice. Rich flavors and easy to drink. 6.2 % ABV--70+IBU’s harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle date: earlier.
A: Pours a copper ale with a finger of creamy white head which falls to a sheet with a central cap over this excellently clarified beer. Rings for lace.
S: Hops a cascadian and centennial. Plenty of the beautiful citric hops. I like that there is a certain element to this which reminds me of flinstones vitamins. A sweet malt lies underneath and is obvious.
T: Bitter and spicy. Nice resin flavor with some grapefruit rind and some grassy flavors. A stong malt presence help balance out the hops here, but not too much. A little more diversity in the hops, and they’ve got a real winner here.
M: Medium bodied with a fine, lower carb and a semi slick finish.
O: As usual, I really like their beers. Glad to have a company in my neck making consistently delicious beer in cans and doing some odd stuff.
Serving type: bottle