Northwest Passage - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving glass: Poured from growler into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear, bright gold with thin head but nice lacing.
Smell: Mostly citrus and some pine. Smells very bitter and dry.
Taste: Very slight sweetness in the beginning, but the hops quickly reign supreme. Citrus, grapefruit, pine and spice noted. Very bitter finish.
Feel: Low carbonation, medium body, pretty smooth, and exceedingly dry.
Drinkability: Very refreshing, but also too bitter with enough taste to back it up.
Serving type: growler
06-12-2009 04:04:50 | More by bsp77
4.13/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Enjoyed in a beer mug after a pleasant day at the parents' new cabin.
A-A bright, moderately hazed amber brew, topped with a minimal off-white head which reduced relatively quickly to scattered remnants.
S-It seems quite approriate for an American-styled IPA: explosive, maybe even overwhelming hop aromas taking hold of my olfactory sensors, letting go for only the briefest moments to allow any semblance of maltiness through. Thick hops, resiny, herbal, and earthy, are in the spotlight here, and boy do they shine.
T-This tastes exactly how I would expect it to, based on the smell. Enormous hop characters of the resiny and herbal persuasion take charge of this flavor, quickly followed by a very aggressive bitterness (I think I read somewhere this one is approaching 100 IBU?). As I continued to enjoy this brew, I was able to pick out some malty nuances under all of the hoppiness. Finshes bitter and hoppy, just as it began.
M-Carbonation was appropriate and consistent for all the growlers of this beer that I purchased, on the level of medium carbonation, almost prickling. This beer is probably relatively moderate bodied based on its malt backbone, but the hops and hop bitterness catapult this guy beyond a malty moderate body, adding dimensions of pucker, dry, and twangy feels... perhaps a little too hop-puckery, at times.
D-Very good drinkability. One of the best brews from Flat Earth, I think, and one that I look forward to having more in the future.
Serving type: growler
05-20-2009 18:04:10 | More by CHSLBrew
4.22/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
It's always nice to introduce a new beer to the BA community, and especially nice if it's a keeper, like this one is. Served on tap at the 2nd anniversary party for Flat Earth Brewery at the Muddy Pig in St Paul, it apprears a clear amber color, with a frothy white head and ample white lacing lining the glass. The smell is faintly of hops. The taste is in-your-face hops with a mild malty flavor for balance. The hops taste is of the earthy variety with a faint whiff of pine. What's especially appealing is that this tastes completely different from the dominant IPA in this market(Surly Furious), yet stands up well against it. One can follow one with the other and truly appreciate the variety of flavors available to a great IPA. The carbonation is about right(it has been an issue with Flat Earth beers)and the mouthfeel is almost tart. This is a terrific American IPA and may be the best yet beer from Flat Earth. Right now it's only available on tap or in growlers. Hopefully they'll bottle it soon.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2009 00:42:42 | More by edbeered
Northwest Passage from Flat Earth Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.