DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 23, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[2/27/15] Draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Portland. Clear deep golden. weird aroma with soap, car air freshener tree and cereals. Harsh soapy and floral flavor with a bitter and slightly sourish finish. Light to medium-bodied.
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with a small off-white head. Lots of citrusy hop aroma and a pleasant citrus hoppy flavor. Very bright crisp and flavorful.
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slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Meh. Don’t think the lack of gluten is the problem here, but having a NW anything with only 25 ibis? Where are the hops? I like the hops used here there’s just not enough to make this better than average..."
vyvvy (4467) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at their Downtown Portland location - Pours clear golden with an off-white head. The aroma has fruity / spicy hops and some sweetness. It has a medium slick body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off very hoppy with spice, floral and fruity hops. There is some honey sweetness and an interesting malt bill. The finish is sharp and hoppy. Probably the best gluten free beer I’ve had.
GT2 (9060) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Deschutes in Bend. Pours a clear orange, medium foam with webby lacing. Nose is crazy strawberry chewing gum, strawberry mint. Taste is spicy mint tea, big sugar. Herbal tea finish. Not so bad.
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at OBE. Pours hazy golden amber with a slight white head. Mild aromas. Sort of cooked something. Med body. Flavor is citrus. Backbone definitely not malt. It’s hoppy. Certainly one of the better GFs I can recall having.
douglas88 (6689) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Portland location. Pours a clear amber color. A sweet odd glue-like nose that I always get from Sorghum. The flavor is the same; earthy and spicy sorghum, light candies. Decent. Not my thing though.
Evolutionary (326) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at Portland store. Awful. This is one of the worst beers ever. Buttery taste. My mouth has been raped.
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Alphadelic (1837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the OBF ’11: Shiny orange. Slightly gin-y, kombucha orange juice flavours. Thin in texture with some sour, off-flavours.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Bend Brewpub. I am rating the "Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA #23" listed as "A hop-forward Northwest Pale Ale made of 100% gluten free ingredients: Brown Rice, Sorghum, and Dark Candy Sugar. Hopped with Nugget, Centennial, Cascade, and Citra hops for a NW gluten-free experience. Batch #23" at 6.2% with 65 IBUs. I wasn’t expecting much and ordered this for a friend. It was actually rather decent -- the rice and malt could be identified, but it was quite drinkable, with decent hop bitterness, so much so that i ordered one for myself. Something different, certainly. Thanks Deschutes.