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Tacoma Brew - Engine House No. 9

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Engine House No. 9 visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cvschaller on 09-21-2005

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by sockeye101:
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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite E9 beers. A nice golden beer with minimal head but wonderful lacing that clung to the entire length of the glass. Aromas were sweet and hoppy with a touch of spice. Flavors were bitter up front with a slight sweetness then a lingering bitterness that was very nice. Tacoma Brew is a great session beer, with an even better name...

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Photo of eballard
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a strawberry blonde color with just the hint of a foamy head. There is a light smell with just a hint of hops. The taste really brings out the hops but it is sweetened just enough to keep it from being over powering. The beer is crisp and smooth. If you’re looking for a good beer to cool you down this is one I’d recommend. Its crisp feel makes it very drinkable. It’s a great accompaniment to any meal.

Photo of Flightoficarus
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - on tap

A - Pours a nice, golden hue, with an off-white head, and leaves moderate lacing. Characteristic of most American pale ales.

S - Smell is of sweet malts, lightly floral hops, and some orange notes.

T - Taste is pretty similar to the smell. Offers a good balance between a sweet, malty taste, and hop bite, but leans ever so slightly more in favor of the hops. Has a smooth, subtle citrus character to it. Quite quaffable!

M - Moderate body and carbonation, but still pretty sessionable.

D - A fairly sessionable beer, and goes good with pretty much any food served at this bar.

Overall - I personally like this brew. There's just something different about it than other APA's I've had, which come off to me more as "IPA-lite", whereas this is more of a class of it's own. Limited availability, but worth trying if you're in Tacoma!

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a golden colr with good carbonation presenting a nice white cap with some bubbles and light lacing

S: Floral notes with some grains

T: A nice light floral note backed by a very light dash of citrus, a bit sweet and a finish of grains on the end

M: Light body, easy to drink and well carbonated

O: Good beer which is tasty enough, light enough to session

Photo of mfavoino
3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap on 4/7/12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-orange with a small cap of white head.

Smell: Grainy with subtle floral aromas and some citrus.

Taste: Initially sweet citrus overtaken by grainy malt. Comes back with a sweet, light bitterness to finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and above average carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable.

Photo of RedDiamond
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A surprisingly original and refreshing beer. I’m inclined to call it a blonde ale for the exceedingly pale straw color. Engine House calls it a pale ale brewed with Czech hops. Perhaps that’s why this beer is so unusual; English malts meet Czech hops – in Tacoma, no less.

There’s much to like about this beer. I like the light grainy aroma and the gentle flush of sweetness pinched closed with clean bittering. Everything is clean, informal, and non-theatric. And the lace looks like musical notation.

I also like the name. Not many beers are labeled “brew”. It’s somehow fitting that a beer of such originality in its recipe and execution also has a distinct nametag.

This is another talented session beer to keep ‘em walking through the door. A real smart blonde. (Smart blonde?)

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Tacoma Brew from Engine House No. 9
81 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.