Northwest Passage | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by edbeered on 04-02-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid IPA that reminded me of a slightly inferior version of FW Union Jack. A nice presence of biscuity malt and a variety of hops working well together. Love the back-end bitterness and the drinkability of this one. Could be easy to dismiss because it's from MN but that would be a mistake.

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look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pale copper. Quite clear. Head is huge billowy light tan. Very rocky and billowy with great lacing.
S- The nose has some sugary fruit notes and a touch of pine. Lacking in power for an IPA.
T- There's more sugaryness to it than I would like. Piney hops with a touch of noble hop flavor comes through near the finish.
M- Carbonation is sharp, body is light.
O- It's ok, but it is nothing special, unfortunately.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very reasonably priced bomber picked up at Four Firkins outside Minneapolis.

Pours sunshiney orange, lightly hazy with a nice white head.

Smells a little hop heavy, but everything is interesting and pleasant. Fruit, citrus, biscuits, and caramel. Tastes like the aforementioned aromas, only now they're flavors. Also they're a bit more balanced. Starts out with green hops, moving into light grapefruit and orange, then it gets nicely bitter and peaty, ending on caramel bread with little pengs of roasted malt.

Smells and tastes like and old-school, straight up West Coast IPA. This is how they tasted way back in the day (06ish), before they cost so much that it's now impossible to find a fresh one because they've all been sitting on the shelves so long. It's--call me crazy, but it's almost as if making your beer slightly more affordable helps out the craft beer community. No?

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Northwest Passage from Flat Earth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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