Northwest Passage | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
flatearthbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by edbeered on 04-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Nolster
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NodakEric
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frozetoes
2.77/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Seemed almost sour. Good bitterness, but with an almost sour aftertaste.

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Photo of Czequershuus
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a sightly hazy amber with a solid head. The aroma offers up caramel, wheat, almonds, raisin, grilled mango, pine, and orange oil. The flavor offers up caramel and sunflower seed, dank resin, pine, as well as dark earthy tones. The mouthfeel is thick but with a somewhat astringent finish. Overall I cannot say I really like this beer. It ticks all the wrong boxes for me - too sweet, too thick, muted hops - it does have a nice level of bitterness, but this alone cannot save it.

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Photo of Chaz
3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an amber-gold in color, with near-excellent clarity and an off-white head. Good head retention and lacing.

Nose is that of a classic, 'old-school' American IPA: Big, bitter hop profile, with not much in the way of malt character peeking through.

Big, bitter bite on the first sip, with a clean and fairly neutral yeast character and just a touch of sweetness. Bitterness lingers nicely, and this one is classically dry. Lightly herbal (mint) character coming through toward the end.

Really not much malt character here, but it's not off-style at all. Light malt character, heavy on the hops, quite bitter, and lightly sweet.

Lighter bodied, but not thin. Easy-drinking and about the right strength for the style.

Not a bad beer at all! But the desired, of the moment hop profile of today's IPA drinkers (especially the younger ones) has shifted to a very different place.

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Photo of Ilafan
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thoroughly average ipa, more floral orientated

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Photo of chrisjws
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markframpton
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drinking a growler of the unfiltered now some good stuff nice and hoppy

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Photo of JeffSK
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of couchsitta
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alostplot
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of todfug
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ksvikesrule
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a good look and first taste but finishes kind of dry and bitter. Not the best for me anyway.

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Photo of Cjbrand
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange tinted amber, 1” rocky head
S: bread nose, resiny hops
T: Attacks with malt and fruit giving way to a big bracing citrusy hop bitter finale.
F: Very creamy, refreshing, medium body and carbonation.
O: A big, bitter hop driven IPA.

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Photo of einman
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Northwest Passage from Flat Earth Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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