8300 160th Ave NE
Redmond, WA, United States of America
Logs for this venue
Caramel amber lager. The server said this was in the vein of a Sam Adams, and it may start that way but finishes surprisingly hoppy and very bitter. Obviously I want something to be more assertive than a Sam Adams but this didn't do it in a way I particularly enjoyed.
Very different looking and tasting than last time. Pores clean, opens malty, followed by grassy bitterness, finishes clean. Very strong Oktoberfest.
Clean and fruity, medium tart. In no way would I ever describe this as an IPA. The finish maybe lightly fragrant of hops, and maybe the hint of sweetness is lactose sugar, but there's no cloudiness or dankness as I'd expect from a "Shake IPA." Really unexpected, and quite good.