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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
It’s 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2650) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 10, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is off to me, notes of sweaty feet and candied fruit. The flavor is citrusy, floral, fruity, soft bready maltiness. This is a tasty beer, just do not smell it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5602) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Bomber. clear honey gold with a lot of carbonation floating up. A steady two plus finger head is off white. A classic west coast hop forward aroma plus crackers. A very nice complex fruit flavor. Just a hint of grapefruit with more citrus and tropical varieties. Really nice. Some cinnamon spices. Some experiments result in good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2015
22 oz bomber shared, purchased at Tipsy’s. Smooth and moderately bitter with notes of citrus hops, floral notes, light herbs, tropical fruits and light zest. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 2/18/15. Bottle courtesy of Judy & Pete. Had notes of light citrus & earthy tones to it. Taste was light with a smooth easy to drink flavor. Overall an alright beer for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bookseeb (131) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Appearance has a nice dark orange hue supporting a healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of the hops with a sweet malt mixed with citrus. Taste has that sweet malt with a slight grapefruit in the back and a nice balance with the hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A very smooth easy drinking pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bomber from Roth’s. Deep amber in color. Nose is bready with a slightly spicy hop kick. Hoppy up front, followed by some breadiness. A fairly full mouthfeel. Decent little hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours hazy orange-amber with a medium beige head, very fine lacing, excellent retention. Aromas of grapefruit, pine resin, floral notes, grass, caramel, biscuit. Medium body, crisp, velvety. Lightly sweet, medium bitter finish. Really enjoyable hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 16, 2015
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial. Malt: Crystal. Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 04.29.14. A: See through red/orange. Light head. S: Slight grapefruit, blood orange. Subtle notes. T: Citrus, flower, caramel, tangerine. Also slight graham cracker. O: Citrus and floral sweetness comes on, followed by caramel and graham cracker, then tangerine takes over and lingers. I loved this one. This was also well balanced as all Deschutes offerings are.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
22oz in Seattle. soft bitter, light body. Dark Amber color. Nutty malt and passion fruit. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lating ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest, earthiness and light pine.Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grapefruit zest and lighgt pine with a crisp dry moderately bitter finish.

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