GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is dark golden with a very rich creamy tan head. Nose is strongly pine and muskmelon. Tasting it brings out honey and vanilla. This is a light malty sweetness with a hoppy bitterness that is less than the nose suggest however not too little my any measure. Soft beer coats well with a gentle carbonation a has a slight thin feel.
Bronzan (135) - 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.
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a malty ipa. the hops have a nice aroma to them. palasades is the same hops southern star uses for their pale ale/ this reminds me of a lighter version of the SS PA. malty with some hop characteristics
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At first taste, I didn’t have a clue what I was drinking, then it hit me...Green Tea with a bit of cream in it. It was okay. not unpleasant but not great either.
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very intense nose, lots of hops, some malts, a little citrus. Not too overdone, though, so it was pretty refreshing and enjoyable to drink.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgundy red color. This is an amber??
Earthy green grass, cracker malts, perfumey floral hops. Sweet fruits dominate; prune, apple, melon, berries. A burning red wine alchohol feel in nose, suprising for a 5%. Overall an excellent aroma, rich carmelly malts and plenty of hops. Obviously not your standard amber.
Sweet fruit flavors all the way through (purple grape, cantelope, mango). Toasted barley malt backs a moderate floral hops in mid, lending a spicy citrus character to the brew. Finishs with sweet cracker malts.
Watery, but refreshingly clean palate. Mildy astringent texture, like green tea. Medium bodied. Slighlty dry finish.
War4soccer (115) - , Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle.. nice ale..Glad they went with a nice Organic beer..a very easy drink..nice and refreshing
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!
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 (103) - 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.