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Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)



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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed at their Portland location.The Extra Pale Ale has strong floral notes with a hoppy and flavorful aroma. Brewed with Cascade, Centennial, German Northern brewer, and experiential citrus hops. The XPA is a crowd favorite and with it marks our one year anniversary! IBU’s 58

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Good size white head on a pale orangey body. Pleasant hoppy aroma, oranges and pine also some malt. Easy drinking, flavourful and balanced, similar tastes as the aroma with nothing standing out too much. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (628) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Nice pour with fluffy, tightly bubbled head (good retention) and lively carb. Aroma of citrus and banana bread; I know this is a Deschutes beer. Taste follows suit; solid toasty malt backbone as well, and some herbal characteristics. 58 IBUs seem subdued until the aftertaste when the bitterness really hits and lingers. Well-balanced pale ale - flavorful enough to savor, yet just smooth enough to session. Not sure why they find this experimental - this is just a very good APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Nitro at chaps taproot. Pours clear amber with a large white head. The aroma has grapefruit, orange, floral notes. The taste is light, refreshing, some citrus, a bit of caramel malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Howlader (696) - - JUL 1, 2014
22oz bottle split with friend. Served in a Dogfish Spiegelau IPA glass. Decent pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Draft @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a golden color with a creamy white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
Very frothy head, heavy malt aroma, medium body with a sticky texture, red color with cloudiness. Lively carbonation with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (319) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Serving: from (nitro) tap at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light pine. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with an excellent sheet of lacing and fully-lasting longevity. Hazy, medium-orange body. Taste: moderately bitter and citrusy initial flavor and finish with short duration. Palate: medium body, watery texture, flat carbonation and alcohol finish feel. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (487) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. Nose is fruit, sweet citrus, floral. Flavor follows with maltiness, resin, and a bitter finish. A pretty typical pale ale; refreshing but not unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (488) - - JUN 11, 2014
Hazy orange with some mild carbonation and a soapy head; No lacing. Aroma of yeasts, floral hops, orange peels and pale malts. Flavors of floral hops, citrus, yeasts and pale malts. Body is moderate in both weight and carbonation. Quite flavorful APA, I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2504) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2014
It poured a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of pine, citrus and some sweet malts. The taste was of sugar malts, some pine hops and sweet citrus notes.

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