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Engine House IPA - Engine House No. 9

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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Engine House No. 9 visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-27-2006

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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of bondjedi
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Asado.

We'll-crafted IPA. Consistent pale yellow, no head. Smell redolent of fresh cut flowers, taste was strong and perfumery. Not much lacing to speak of. Finished with a smooth kick. Beer went very well with Asado Dip, a burger with spicy chorizo and bacon leek slaw. One of Tacoma's better efforts.

Photo of John_M
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap the brewpub.

The beer poured an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is fairly attractive, what I get from it. In this case it consists of some orange citrus and very light pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose, though there's more of a sweet malt presence than I was expecting. However, the beer is also fairly well hopped, which dries out the sweetness very nicely. I also seemed to get something of an underlying graininess in the flavor profile, which seemed to further dry this beer our on the finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with a fairly long, fairly bitter finish. Alcohol was pretty well disguiseed in this beer (the menu listed it at around 7.6% I believe), and I thought drinkability was pretty high.

This was another solid, well made NW IPA. I can't say it exactly stands out, but it would pair well with a variety of pub grub items at the Engine House I would think.

Photo of eballard
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a golden Amber color with a light head. It has a sweet hoppy smell that tickles the senses. It has spiciness to its flavor that hits you in the back of the mouth. It’s a creamy but light beer that feels good but doesn’t linger too long. This is a strong tasting beer that is great for sipping.

Photo of sockeye101
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not a bad IPA put out by E9 at all, quite nice actually. Had a crystal clear amber/orange color and an offwhite head that left nice lacing. Aromas were floral and spicy and a bit of citrus. Flavors were nicely balanced in this IPA, not a smash of hop bitterness but rather a spicy citrus hop kick that lingers nicely and has a subtle malty finish followed by a lingering bitterness. Overall a great IPA, one worth persuing as it is fresh, and very drinkable.

Photo of Flightoficarus
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - On tap

A - Pours an amber-ish orange, with an off-white head, and a nice, thick lacing.

S - Smell is of sweet, caramel malts, floral, piney hops, and orange, nectarine, and grapefruit.

T - Unexpectedly malty for an IPA. Sweet, caramel malts and the fruits described in the smell, seem to take the forefront with this IPA. Has a bready-like texture to the malts. The floral/hop character is there, but perhaps more so to balance the beer than to provide the aggressive hop bite most hop-heads crave. It's delicious, just not what one typically expects from an American IPA.

M - Medium bodied, modestly carbonation, and very smooth. Very enjoyable.

D - Not quite a session beer, but the flavor will keep you wanting more!

Overall - This is a good beer, just not quite to style IMHO. It's nice to see a brewer trying something different w/the IPA style though, given the number of complete hop-bombs on the market. If you're looking for a hop-bomb, look elsewhere. If you simply enjoy good beer regardless of style, you'll enjoy this one.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a deep orangish color, transparent with good carbonation leaving a frothy white cap, great head retention which leaves a small white cap, lacing and bubbles

S: Initial whiff leaves me thinking tropical fruits; mango, light pineapple. At first it's a bit mute with hints of light must but then it opens up and rocks your world

T: A little grassy initially with a nice initial hop bitterness which then leads into a tropical fruit, mango and pineapple with a dash of orange peel, with some light bubblegum like notes washing across the palate. The finish is moderately dry with a pronounced-moderate bittering that lingers onto the finish.

M; Medium bodied, well carbonated, a good deal of lingering bitterness

O: A remarkable IPA! Very aromatic, flavorful, balanced yet easy to crush!

Photo of RedDiamond
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A distinctive ale with a profile unlike most contemporary northwestern or English varieties, though it may disappoint those expecting a big waft of hop aroma or flavor. The smell is nearly marginal though vaguely “leafy”, if you know what I mean by “leafy.” The body is particularly yellow for an IPA – one of the palest I’ve ever seen – and comes with a big-bubbled head trailing broad lace. The taste is a platform on which to deliver a zinger of tight, citric bittering accented with notes of cannabis. A slight metallic note is somewhat distracting.

This beer did tend to fade a bit by mid-pint but presented enough originality and character to make it very worthwhile. Not an imitator by any means.

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Engine House IPA from Engine House No. 9
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