Engine House IPA | Engine House No. 9

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Brewed by:
Engine House No. 9
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 27
Photo of Jarph0821
2.45/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Good attempt, but the executation was lack luster. There was almost too much going on and over powerfull pine taste with a huge grapefruit back slap. It was just simply too heavy.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Engine House 9 in Tacoma, WA.

This one pours a clear light orange, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like your standard WC style IPA- good but unremarkable, with the usual pine and grapefruit.

This is not quite crisp enough for the style- it's sticky and sweet, with pine and grapefruit that feels candied.

This has a sticky mouthfeel, with a slight lingering bitterness on the finish.

This was definitely enjoyable but not amazing.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank an Engine House IPA at Atlantic Crossing in Seattle, watching the Seahawks game with my old neighbor Tom. Pretty standard but good IPA, very balanced, could drink several of these!

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Photo of bondjedi
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

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Photo of John_M
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of Flightoficarus
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of sockeye101
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of eballard
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 27 ratings