Description: "Terminal Gravity's 'India Pale Ale' is pale copper in color but big in flavor with a heady hop character. It is a true beer drinkers beer and brings a smile to many a face. We use spring water and snow melt from high in the Eagle Cap Wilderness! This is the beer that was named Beer of the Year by the Oregonian." — Terminal Gravity Brewing
The tasting: Deep copper in color, hazy, with a white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malt, grapefruit and piney hops. Malt is more dominant in aroma than hops. Flavor starts with a solid base of toasted and caramel malts, with layers of tropical, piney, and grapefruit hops. Terminal Gravity IPA is medium bodied, and lower levels of carbonation give it a creamy mouth feel. It finishes with caramel malt and grapefruit hop bitterness. This is a very well balanced beer. It's not a hop bomb, but still has great hop flavor and a rich malt base.
Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again! This beer reminded me of Lost Coast's Indica, an IPA I tasted just two days ago. Terminal Gravity IPA and Indica are similar in many aspects—aroma, flavor, color, and texture. However, in the end, I preferred this beer over Indica due to two subtle differences. Terminal Gravity IPA was slightly less sweet and a bit more hoppy. Overall, it has great balance and is very tasty!