mikeschuld (53) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost no aroma to be found, but it looks very good in the glass. The flavor is almost entirely from the hops, with very little malty characters. Pretty smooth though.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"ok...this is one of THE best organic ales i’ve had. period. it is as good or maybe even better than cinder cone. what a clean, refreshingly balanced beer. ambers lack the punch or complexity to get a super high score, but this is one of the best. Another great job by Deschutes."
BrewGoblin (465) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty much the same as the Non-Organic Pub Exclusive I tried prior to it so the review it essentially the same. A nice balanced amber, great for hogging a sesh.
stevoj (2336) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and mild amber ale, somewhat subdued from the norm for the NW. Amber in color with small airy head, malty, nutty, some hop bitterness.
Lothore (556) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a hazy orange hue with little to no head.
S- Very hop forward, pine with a spicy character.
T- Very herbal, grainy, with a sustained wave of piney hops on the back end.
M- Medium/low carbonation, medium bodied.
D- This is a fairly tasty brew and I enjoyed it more than my score shows.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by 28AUG12
Pours rusty amber with a solid sheet of creamy foam. Smells of english malts and some tea as well as just the slightest hint of caramel and herbal hops. Flavor is a nice malty amber with just enough astringency and herbal hops to keep me interested. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and an off wet finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good as far as ambers go. Malty backbone, very nice balanced. Sweet caramel and grassy hops.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet smell. Sugary start with a Smokey caramelized after taste. Heavier feel than I expected.I likes.
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown and slightly hazy with a big rocky head and nice sticky lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, herbal hops and spices. Light to medium body with a slick feel. Flavor is crisp and clean with light caramel and light hops. A bit bland. Not too bad, just not for me.
jackfrost9p (308) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber. Grass, caramel notes with a mild hoppy bitterness nicely balanced with malt.
jkwalking05 (3935) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of grass and grain. Taste is grassy with some caramel.