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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Itís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1996) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (497) - 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 .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Coxís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackBeerPG (323) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (435) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 12oz bottle to tulip. Pours hazy copper, small white sticky head, tiny sediment. Aroma of pine, orange, mango, banana, strawberry. Taste of same with bready biscuit and pine. Finish is semi-dry bittersweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (5219) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle poured into a wine glass. The beer is a clear amber with a white head of foam. Good retention. The arom has pine and resinous notes on top of bready biscuits. If a pine forward biscuit were a thing, thats what this beer would mimic. Fairly bitter throughout. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2016
draft to sampler. poured the normal orange color with white head. this is a pretty typical apa nothing really stands out other than it is drinkable and has a nice citrus kick to it. basic medium malt which is typical of Deschutes and a nice bitterness from the hops. long lasting citrus flavor on the tongue. overall its drinkable but yet pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1683) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber-gold with a high, off-white, lacy, mixed-grained, mashed-potato head. Nose is lime, barnyard, mushroom, earth, cedar, and papaya; odd that it says Citra, as Iím not getting that at all. Sweet and fruity up front, with a slight bitterness; then moves into more pronounced bitterness in the midpalate, with an orange-toffee malt to balance it out.. The bitterness is grapefruit pith and wood ash; itís nicely balanced, and the drying qualities stay consistent without punching you in the face. Finish is long, dry, and a little clove-spicy. I like this. Itís big enough without being too big.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (417) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2016
BOTTLE(BB06.14.16). Gold to copper pour with foamy off white head.. Spruce, floral notes with soft malty nose.. Biscuit malt backbone with light amount of fruit hops in the middle going back to crisp malty finish.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

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