3fourths (8029) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strong lemon, cheese rind, peach and apricot, fruit skin, lemongrass, a bit of tropical gum, some melon, sweet squash turning to green, leafy vegetables, I guess thatís what you get when wet-hopping. Strong bitterness, medium body, a bit pasty and chalky in the finish but the bitterness overwhelms that yeast roughness. I liked the release last year and Deschutes does some of these IPAs well... this one is well made and expressive and represents Amarillo I guess, itís just not one of my favorite hops.
beernovice39 (3125) - Montana, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a golden nectar with a white top. Citrus, pine and bread nose. Citrus, zest, crackers and pine taste. Nice
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House for 2013 version. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit fresh hops. Taste is fresh slightly bitter citrus and passion fruit. Still lighter bodied, but enjoyed it more this year. Note: 2013 version had Amarillo hops from Virgil Gamache Farms.
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent IPA nothing too crazy, on tap at Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, lighter than other ipas
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Healthy Spirits SF. Hazy bright gold pour. Grass and sticky resin on the nose, some really out-there zesty citrus and dank mango too. Taste gives great resiny pine, herbal notes, some woodiness, juicy mango, tangerine. Biscuity malt gives a good clean, crisp bite to it. Lingering pine and grassy notes, with some lasting juicy tropical fruit. Great stuff.
chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grassy, earthy, grapefuit. Pour is a clear golden color with a white head. Flavors mesh with the aroma with a touch of oats and lemon body and mouthfeel let the hops dominate pretty tasty
wheresyourball (516) - El Cajon, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to tulip. Pours surprisingly light yellow for an IPA; small white head. Nose is funky and somewhat foul at first, with citrus. Flavor is citrusy and not much malt. Light-bodied. Overall decent but certainly not great.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at a sampling event. From notes. Grapefruit and floral notes. I could drink this everyday.
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Bright yellow orange pour. White head. A unique and amazing IPA. Zesty tropical and floral aroma. Mild hops. Slight bitterness. Just as easy to drink and good as any IPA I could imagine
brinehart (211) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy straw color with white head. Wonderful beer. Big time hop flavors - fresh cut grass backed up by grapefruit and just a hint of resin. Perfect balance with bitterness checked by caramel and doughy malts.