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Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (445) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Draft. Pours orange-amber with thick off-white head and lacing. Nose of fresh citrus hops with earthy notes. Fresh earth and some pine with cracker and honey notes. Pleasant citrus, especially grapefruit, hop bitterness in the finish. Refreshing but a thin mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2971) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Odd, I was expecting a whole bunch lot more out of this. Aroma was like stinky feet. Great appearance with a long lasting head and lots of lace. Bittersweet, but not much hope flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slight creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, hay, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, citrus, and some fruit; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1001) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle from lunds. Copper with medium white head. Sticky hop nose. Taste balances malt and hop. Good thick finish. Resin. Pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10264) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Floral/lactic orange caramel malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with moderate head. Moderately sweet citrus caramel malt and mildly bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Pretty sweet and malty - not a lot of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1946) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2016 12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Fern Valley); drink by 6/16/16, so a little close to the bottle date. Aroma: Citrus & berry tea meet slightly butterscotched, toasted cereal at about a 60/40 hops to malt ratio. Appearance: Rusty copper, somewhat hazy pour with soft carbonation holding up a sticky bone head that settles into a patchy ring. Flavor: Tea-like notes up front with a healthy cereal backing; more berry than citrus thereafter, and a little residual butterscotch hanging out; the finish is mostly dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: This has held up well, I think. It reminds me of Yum Yum, but being from Deschutes, is probably a few bucks cheaper. Recommended all around, and good enough that I want to keep an eye out for fresh bottles in the area.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Pours a hazy copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is tropical and pine apple juice. Some floral and bready scents as well. The taste is quite bitter up front with the tropical fruits but finishes with a nice smooth bready malt after taste .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5450) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Lightly hazed amber color with a slowly diminishing head of thick beige bubbles. Scents of herbal to floral hops. Some caramel and lightly toasted malt. Sweet start with some berries and marzipan. Sweetness does carry through to the finish even though the bitterness does try to kick in. Smooth, thicker feel. Some resin and leather in the middle. It does dry out late in the linger, leaving a void of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5803) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle: Amber, with a thick, light tan head. Orange, pine scent. Taste is slightly spicy, orange-peel, orange malt...light toffee malt. Nothing new, but a nice flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (259) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Taste: snappy, hoppy, with grapefruit, piney notes. Citrus catty hop nose. Honey amber color, semi clear with small head with very delicate lattice to lace. Medium/full body.


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