Trade Route IPA
Northwest Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.3%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
2.51 | pDev: 0%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
2
From:
Northwest Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Photo of czechsaaz
3.21/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Well its hard to get the aroma with the douchebag sitting next to smelling like a quarter bottle of Drakar Noir. But...light citrus hop aroma and some cereal grain. Pretty neutral for an IPA in these parts.

orange colored with a good thick white head but a little cloudy.

Nice citrus hop bite right off. Then its sweet with some caramel malt flavor. Aftertaste is resiny hop oil.

Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA. Balanced malt and hops.

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Photo of RedDiamond
1.8/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Trade Route unveiled this IPA at their taphouse opening party. The beer should never have been unveiled. It should be veiled.

Last I knew, Trade Route was using a dry Nottingham ale yeast in their ales. I don't know if the Nottingham is used here, but the yeast is non-flocculent. It's not merely that the beer is unfiltered. It's like a dark, auburn colored opaque hefeweizen and looks like fresh apple cider. The taste is tawdry, tart, sour, and overly bitter, with a correspondingly convoluted aroma. Nothing about this beer bears a resemblance to an IPA. It is overly citric with a lime-like tartness (no actual lime is used) and shows no malt structure.

Challenging to approach let alone appreciate.

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Trade Route IPA from Northwest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 2 ratings