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Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA

Deschutes Gluten Free NWPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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One of the most asked questions at the festival is "are there any gluten-free beers available?" - Yes! This hop-forward Northwest pale ale is made of 100% gluten free ingredients: brown rice, sorghum and dark candy sugar. It’s hopped with Nugget, Centennial, Cascade and Citra hops for a Northwest gluten-free experience.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (568) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Light amber with a small off-white head. Lots of citrusy hop aroma and a pleasant citrus hoppy flavor. Very bright crisp and flavorful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"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..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4138) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 27, 2012
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.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Evolutionary (303) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at Portland store. Awful. This is one of the worst beers ever. Buttery taste. My mouth has been raped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alphadelic (1771) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at the OBF ’11: Shiny orange. Slightly gin-y, kombucha orange juice flavours. Thin in texture with some sour, off-flavours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On Tap at the BP Light amber with a small off-white head. Lots of citrusy hop aroma and a pleasant citrus hoppy flavor. Very bright crisp and flavorful. I was rather dubious about this barley free beer but it was quite good.


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