kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hoppy nose to this amber ale. Malt is sweet with nice roasted finish that's when the hops take over. Next one I'll drink a tad warmer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the very first “Deschutes” beer I had several years ago, they have been a favorite brewery, and one that produces a fine line of beers that fit all occasions, and thanks to “Liquid Solutions”, I once again have a source as mine dried up a couple of years ago.
The pour a crystal clear deep mahogany color, the head extravagant in size, spumous in texture, beige in color and the lace a thick glutinous sheet to meld with the glass. Wonderful floral aromas at the front, malt sweet underneath, citrus crisp and fresh, what a treat for the senses, with the beginning loaded with malt, ambrosial and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is purposeful in its spicy hop bite, the carbonation moderate, and the aftertaste hop bitter and quite dry. Meant for the “Hop Heads”, as the hops dominate this beer and that suits me just fine.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I expected more from this. A full malty body, but nothing to really back it up. A beer that is capable of so much more. Has the distinctive Deschutes house taste to it. Beautiful dark red color though.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red / amber in color, with a light tan head. The malt and hops were nicely balanced in this, and it was very drinkable. Another solid beer from Deschutes.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
unsurprising hoppy aroma, orange/red tint, caramely and hoppy at the same time refreshing and crisp
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2003 Clear amber,lasting beige head. Dry malt,hop nose. Light malt and citrus hop taste with medium length and strength hop finish. I like this one.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep Red color. A medium bodied red ale. Malty and fairly hoppy. Good flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter