iguanodon (79) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at the pub in Portland. Holy citrusy hops, Batman! I love citrusy hoppy beers and Deschutes has hit this one out of the park. 6.3% but tastes like much more. Clear copper with a small white head. Aroma: citrus. Taste: citrus. If that sounds good to you, get to the Deschutes pub and grab a pint.
JohnGalt1 (495) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at the COOP for a pricey (given it is a regular IPA) $5... Pours with a 1 finger off white head atop a very slightly hop hazy orange brew... nice lacing for the entire glass and subsequent pours.
The aromas are mainly melon hoppiness given the assist by a lite malty background that seems to help the hops bloom a bit.
Flavor has a very mild bitter bite given the style, but a wonderful tropical fruitbowl hoppy palate... pineapple and melon come immediately to mind... Within most style guidelines, but I would prefer the lite caramel dialed back some.
Body and carbonation are pretty much spot on.. though it the body could come down a notch IMO.
Pretty drinkable... Though probably too expensive (in 22’s) for me to buy again unless I was experimenting with Citra or Mosaic hops when homebrewing. I would happily pay $10ish for a 6’er.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Deschutes, Bond St, Bend 23/05/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber in appearance.
Nose is caramel, hops, sugars, citrus, bitter orange.
Taste comprises jammy fruits, fresh hops, citrus, light grapefruit.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish.
Decent fresh tasting IPA.
pinkzambia (1479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: semi-cloudy copper color with an off-white head and spotty lacing. Aroma is slinky, leather, grass. Flavored are floral, soapy with a citrusy tang in the bitter aftertaste. Quite interesting
baraciisch (1890) - USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish orange in color... Aroma of sugar and citrus hops... Flavor of citrus, orange candy, sugary sweetness... Enjoyable, kind of sugary...
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh gain, sweet maltiness, and citrus for aroma. Mildly bitter, overkill on the caramel as usual, a decent IPA.
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Rogue Distillery & Public House, Portland. From notes (March 2010). This was a cask version. Floral, fresh hop aroma, and a bit barnyardy. Cloudy orangeish color. Mild, balanced flavors, and the same in aftertaste. They used an unnamed experimental hop (according the the bartender). Harvest hop stuff. Pleasant enough, but unexceptional.
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On at Deschutes Brewpub in Portland, pours a dark, hazy orange with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus hops, fresh citrus and tropical fruit juices and some biscuit malt to back. Flavour of citrusy hops, fresh juices and tangerine, not much malt flavour, just enough to back the high juicy hop content. Very juicy and refreshing, though quite unbalanced toward the hops – could use more of a malt backbone. Nevertheless, great stuff.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Portland, OR. Pours a cloudy, deeper amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fresher citruses with a thin malt backing. Florals and pines with a light caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is similar. Fresh citruses with a thin feeling caramel malt sweetness. Some florals and pines with a bit of a zestiness before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a thin feeling caramel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a tasty and freshly hopped IPA, but the malts leave something to be desired. A bit thin, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Wombata (454) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Draft at P town brewpub 2009. Aroma: Floral and citrus hops – nice.
Flavor: Watery at first, then pepper, citrus hop tea, with moderately diluted orange syrup. Comment: Flavor didn’t live up to the promise of the aroma.