yespr (33575) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity, peachy and citrusy. Smooth fruity, peachy and lingering grapefruity. Bitter and smooth fruity into the finish.
omhper (20448) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SBWF. Clear pale amber, coarse head. Minty grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Gooseberry an grapefruit. Mid bitter finish. Intense aromatic hops dominates.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity fresh hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty fresh hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
madmitch76 (16813) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Lightly hazy amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and soft with light floral tangerine and lesser mango led tropical fruits. Comes together very well. Delicious!
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 6.4% ABV
Red-amber color, clean, with small head. The aroma is fruity, of unusual kind, with some redcurrant, followed by some sweaty hops, ending with a very light mint impression.
Soft mouthfeel, round, with fair sweetness; the malt flavor is good, without caramel or other declinations that may cover too much the hops; plenty of fruits, mango, strawberries, red forest berries; strong bitterness. Long final.
Without knowing the ABV it would be a very good American Strong Ale, very fruity and balanced. Maybe a bit too sweet to be really easy to drink, but very pleasant in smaller quantities.
yngwie (14670) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a lightly hazy amber body and a dense, off-white head of fingerthick size. Cute lacings as well. Very fruity aroma, some peaches and pine cones, but mostly it’s citrus peel. A whiff of freshly mown grass as well. There’s a nice level of sweetness in the mouth, with an appropriate level of bitterness, and loads of hoppy flavors, citrusy mostly. Full body, with a pleasant level of carbonation. Lasting finish with citrus peel and bitterness. Sure a very fine brew, one I’d love to have more of. 130704
harrisoni (14464) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. I am looking forward to this. I quite like Deschutes and this beer’s name excited me on the list. Clear dark amber almost russet colour with a big beige head. Some resiny hop on the aroma that gets through the big head. It’s not as hoppy as I thought it would be. Quite light and fruity and agile actually. Not a huge overpowering the senses beer, but a very drinkable, very quaffable fruity, orange fruity, satsuma fruity beer with moderate bitterness on the finish. Extremely sessionable I would have thought. Certainly gets marks for drinkability. The 355ml bottle lasted maybe 5 minutes. Lovely but in a very understated way.
Travlr (14387) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Paradiso Georgetown. Clear deep amber gold color, cream colored head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice pineapple and grapefruit aroma. Taste is citrus, tropical fruit. Nicely balanced with a dry, bitter finish. Good stuff.
TBone (13359) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
Clear deep amber color, good creamy off-white head. This brew has strange buttery-malty nose, hints of grapefruit and nettles. Medium-bodied. Flavor is better with grapefruity hops, but it also has buttery notes. Does not feel very succesful use of Citra hops.
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber, thin head. The citra & mosaic aren’t evident on the nose. The taste is a little caramel, tiuch of fruity-hoppy, some butter, sweetish finish is really a let down - this brewery is so completely unpredictable these days.