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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2014
22 oz bomber bought from "lifesource" in Salem OR. $3.69 Pours a clear orange hued ale with a good sized frothy cream coloured head. Nice enough hoppy aromas here. Floral and some citrius..goodish caramel malt backing. Taste si sweeter than first imagined..like sweet clementines. Nice bitter hop in the back of the mouth balances it somewhat but not all the way. Mouth feel is medium but i think the sweetness is a tad overdone and becomes a little cloying but not enought to make this a bad experience. OK APA..would drink again if offered


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jake65 (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle: An inch of creamy sand colored head on top of a clear copper pour. Quite a bit of sheet lacing. Nose is light, herbal and floral with light pine. Piney and floral hops in the taste, a little citrus and something that resembles apple cider. Finished a little herbal and earthy. Light lingering bitters. Not bad, but with Mirror Pond in the lineup… this is a benchwarmer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
really nice pale from deschutes. malty and hoppy and easy to drink. pours golden yellow with a thick white head. had a draft pour at world of beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crispy34 (398) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Nitro draft. Aroma is hoppy and creamy. Appearance is a hazy bronze with a creamy, white head. Taste is a very dank hop. Not much else. Palate is pretty fruity. Overall, a decent IPA. Would like to try a bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Pours orange with a white head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Nice citrus notes on the nose. sticky pine notes on the tongue. finishes clean. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5914) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
solid effort at an APA, equal too, or perhaps surpassing mirror pond, depending on the mood. MP strikes me as a slightly more english leaning pa (although a little too hoppy to be classified as such). this one is slightly more unabashadly hoppy, a little paler, and a little cleanre. tasty brew."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
high_on_hops (632) - Burlingame, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours a medium amber-orange with a short white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma of amber malt and pine, and a flavor that is hops and malt up front with a malty backbone and slightly sweet finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bomber, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, hoppy, lovely xpa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3250) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle-Pours dark orange slightly cloudy chill haze hue with a nice fluffy soapy off-white head and sparse lacing. Nose is herbal tea-some lite citrus but mostly herbal hops here. nothing special. flavors follow suit with quite a bit of floral herbal hop presence-again nothing special. subtle session pale ale here if anything else. Fair for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1256) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber. Clear medium orange copper, off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Fruity citrus hop aroma, slightly floral. Fruity orange citrus hop taste, mildly sweet pale malts, some floral herbal notes, clean and lightly bitter. Softer than average carbonation, lighter bodied, moderately hopped. Very nice. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6866) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Amber-hued gold, lasting white head. Pleasing pine and citrus oil hops, biscuit malts, long bitter finish. Thanks for finally getting this into bottles Deschutes!


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