DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 12 FL. OZ. bottle of this from The Beer Shoppe in Yakima, WA for ????. Poured from the Green/Blue Labeled bottle w/ a Lake & Mountain on the front into a Yakima Tennis Club Beer Stein. Has BEST BY 07/10/12 0837 C on the side of the label too.
Aroma- Has a ton of malt and sweetness to the aroma. Hops are in the background and seems organic with unfamiliar ingredient included!
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that has good head retention. Has a good amber/copper colored body with good clarity. Leaves some lacing behind.
Flavor- Very sweet and light floral hops seem to be most dominant. Has a fruity background and a slight light bitterness at the finish. Nice!
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Fruit and light hop finish, and very sweet with a complexed ending on the palate.
Overall Impression- Very close to an American Pale ale with more sweetness and malt. I wish they distributed this to MO! One of my favorite go to brews from WA now. Grab some if you’ve never tried!
Bronzan (112) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice, deep amber. Has a rather flat almost spoiled taste. Not much hop flavor. Was hoping for more out of Deschutes.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear mahogany color with a fairly thin light tan head. Aroma starts sweet, with caramel, then is followed by a hoppy tone. Taste starts a bit malty, but the strong hops presence keeps it from being sweet. It is hoppier than most dark amber brews, with a somewhat bitter finish that lingers for just a moment, but is a very good beer. I like this beer a lot, and I’d like to pair it with roast venison, roasted baby red potatoes and a spinach salad.
k9coug (96) - USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I would never have purchased this beer, but found it in my 6 pack of Mothership Wit. I hate "organic" on a beer label. Classified as an amber but drinks like an IPA. Citrus "northwest" profile. Common for a micro.
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this beer. It’s very malty with just the right amount of hops to keep it interesting. This is a great beer.
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is nice. It’s a light crisp well balanced Ale that has a really nice floral and citrus aroma. The malt profile is sweet and balances really well A nice example of the Crystal hop which is a slightly more floral lighter version of cascade.
bs476 (80) - - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes just like a strong English Ale. Body is malt and bitterness with warmth from hops rather than crisp aromatics. Alcohol is subdued and finish is long. Would be an excellent beer to start the evening with.
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into snifter. Light brown color with little head. Light malt, some lingering. Very easy drinking. Very thin, light tasting.
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a golden amber brown with an off white head. aroma is malty, bready and very floral. lots of acidity on the mouth, with flavors of hoppy floral bitterness and a bit of caramel and citrus. an easy drinker despite the strong hoppy flavor.
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; easy to drink with mild malt and not hoppy; a bit of a carbonated mouthfeel; nice organic safe beer. (#55)