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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCx240 (131) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap at rogue embassy in SF. Cloudy amber, lots of bubbles, with a creamy white head. Smells doughy, yeasty and with very sharp lemon notes. Ultra creamy and soft on palate. Taste wise, itís earthy, umami, slightly sweet and finishes with floral notes. Highly drinkable, inoffensive and has a lot of depth. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2127) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I had a pint of this on a nitro draft at Funckís near Hershey. This is a fantastic APA! The pour was light golden with a huge, soft and pillowy white head. The head left a huge amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was quite hoppy with some bready notes. The body was soft, velvety smooth and extremely drinkable. The flavors contained plenty of delicious, floral and resiny hops, along with some citrus, wheat and bread. This was an incredibly awesome APA!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonLaRue (54) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2015
This on my tongue is a hoppy malted IPA. It works but I am not in a rush to have another. Not as good as Stoneís IPAís, though the alcohol content is there itíll get you drunk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2013
A light fresh hop aroma. This is basically a solid pale ale. Normal body with a super dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Itís still a pale ale, but for the style, definitely one of the better ones. Very flavorful. Nicely balanced between malts and hops. Beautiful copper color pour. Not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4402) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium 240714. Great flavour that really fills the mouth and stays for a while. Big head atop a hazy orange beer emitting aromas of citrus, melon and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (332) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Fruity hop aroma: Melon, tangerine... passion fruit or something? Bitter, and sweet malt aroma. Melon, citrus fruity hop flavor. Sweet, subtle biscuit malt. Moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (816) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Despite its foreboding name, XPA (Extra Pale Ale), Deschutes Armory is more balanced than hop-forward. The aroma has a biscuit smell from the Crystal malt plus floral and citrusy hop smells. Armory is copper-colored and has a creamy head that lingers till the very end. Flavor is mildly tropical with the Citra hops, but the Cascade and Centennial hops give off a citrusy taste with more bitterness. The strong malt foundation never allows the bitterness to become overpowering. Deschutes has a long-standing reputation for crafting approachable hoppy beers, and XPA is another notch on the bedpost. Actually, Iím not sure that idiom works. Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (573) - - JUL 29, 2013
Had a sample in a flight at Blue Palms. Very nice, tasty, creamy mouthfeel, mild hops.

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