SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 29, 2010 WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love Skip’s beers. He’s one of the masters of Northwest style and this one is no exception to his mastery. The color is a lovely bright copper. The aroma is fantastic. The name is perfect, too -- anyone who’s been to Water Street knows that Nina is the Queen (and totally hot).
tap at water street. pours orange amber with a big beige head. aesome coating of lace left all over the mf glass. resiny, marijuana, earthy pine hops. sweet caramel malt backing. sticky mouthfeel. A nice sticky sweet yet well pine and resiny hopped earthy IIPA. neat beer. SuzyGreenberg (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2010
Draft @ Brouwer’s; clear, dark orange with thin white head and lots of lacing going down; soft nose with some tropical fruit and grassy hops; super soft texture and creamy mouthfeel; tons of body going down with thick, yummy mix grapefruit and lemony goodness; good stuff snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
On tap at Washington Brewers’ Fest 2009. Pours cloudy orange-amber with a small off-white head. Floral/citrus hop aroma with some tea. Caramel in the taste. Well balanced. Nice finish of citrus, pine, and caramel. bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Draft at Uber. Pours a light cloudy straw yellow with white head that leaves a nice lace on the glass as this one goes down. Nose is floral, grassy hops with some light citrus notes and a hint of malt notes. Taste is piney hops in the front and then hits a light lemon citrus in the middle and then finishes of with some biscuit maltiness. Seems a little watery for a DIPA for me. Decent, but just not my desired flavor profile. carruthm (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2009
hop hop and hop. pale yellow with lots of carbonation. Couldnt detect much besides the bittering hops, perhaps a slight trace of citrusy aroma hops as well.
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Hand bottle (in a mason jar) thanks to riversideak (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, ’husky’, citrus, and very light malts. Tastes of floral green hops, lighter citrus, and lighter malts. Overall very floral and ’fresh’ hoppiness. luttonm (6956) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Draft from Uber in Seattle. Hazy gold/amber color, lacy long-lasting head. Nice weighty body with a healthy stickiness. Taste was hoppy, grapefruit with dry, smoky finish with a touch of malt. Less refined that some other Dipas anders37 (27587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with s long bitter aftertaste. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Shaker pint on tap at the Brewpub in Port Townsend, Washington. This was 3 dollars at happy hour. Pour is hazy orange copper with a one inch off white head. Hop in nose is resiny and very full. Nice pine, citrus and a good blast of sweet biscuit maltiness as well. Nice nose. The taste starts out big with the hops, then drifts more towards the sweetness of the malt, and towards the end is edging on cloying. and start. Very grainy, almost woody. The taste is not as pronounced as I would have expected from the nose, but tasty. Decent medium palate. $3 is quite a value for a pint of IIPA! Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend, WA--Poured a deep amber body with minuscule white head. Nose of immense piny and citrusy hops. Fruity and floral. Mouthfeel cloying sticky. Not my thing but ok.