Engine House IPA - Engine House No.9
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3.88/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
12-17-2013 00:14:02 | More by bondjedi
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
12-31-2011 23:55:08 | More by John_M
3.05/5 rDev -19.5%
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. Its a creamy but light beer that feels good but doesnt linger too long. This is a strong tasting beer that is great for sipping.
08-02-2006 18:59:49 | More by eballard
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
09-21-2006 20:02:14 | More by sockeye101
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
07-19-2010 06:06:59 | More by Flightoficarus
4.16/5 rDev +9.8%
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!
10-12-2013 01:50:25 | More by barleywinefiend
3.6/5 rDev -5%
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 Ive 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.
07-27-2006 05:52:42 | More by RedDiamond
Engine House IPA from Engine House No.9
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.