I know it says Washington in that headline but the bottle actually says both Seattle and Fort Collins, Colorado. Why can't the label just tell the truth and say that it is bottled at one "or" the other? It's not their fault. They have two facilities but only one label maker.
It poured out slightly clouded amber orange. A thick white foam and rim. The aroma is bright - toffee and marmalade. Hops are a bit of a battle between black tea and pine with a lot of grapefruit and orange peel, too, resolving a bit to menthol or even gruitier twigs. A bit dry but not quite astringent. The malts are easily labelled caramel leaving me hoping for a little more. Yet there is something oddly bacon-esque about this beer. The dryness seems to evoke saltiness. And in those hops maybe something smokey. It would go well with a really heavily mustarded back bacon fried bread sandwich or maybe even Jigg's dinner... or maybe that personal favorite Brussel sprouts in olive oil and pancetta... or even a snappy griller. A beer that could cut a lot of pork richness. Yum.