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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 (79) - 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 (2077) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4637) - 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 (1334) - 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 (3662) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JUL 29, 2013
Had a sample in a flight at Blue Palms. Very nice, tasty, creamy mouthfeel, mild hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (383) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Dark golden, great clarity, slightly off-white , dense head. Citric hops and sweet grain on the nose. Flavor is typical deschutes British yeast esters, pine, resin, light citrus, biscuity malt, and a lightly bitter finish. Good stuff, probably prefer it to mirror though Iíd have to have them side by side to be sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Pint from Deschutes BrewPub in Portland, OR--Poured an amber-copper body with a small fluffy whitish head. Bold hop-laden flowery, citrus, caramel sticky nose. Lots of grapefruity pininess. Crispy, chewy malt and hops balance. Highly hopped (50+ IBU) but subtly constructed. Great hoppy beer that non-hopheads could appreciate. I went to the bar hoping to try the Dissident sour ale, but this XPA was a proper substitute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2010
On tap at the Portland pub. Pours a cloudy orange, with a big head. Citrus hops, with maybe a bit of lime on the nose. It has a really great balance - this is a seriously tasty IPA. Itís on the high end of sessionable - I wouldnít want more than a few, but I could definitely keep drinking it for a while. Really nice.

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