Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. My first taste of Deschutes. A very solid IPA, but nothing that absolutely amazed me. Waiting on my bottle of Black Butte XXIV to age a bit and see if that's more impressive.
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From very old notes. Had this via bomber, cant remember from where. Bitter with pine and caramel and a good dose of citrus. Pretty awesome.
pintbypint (2274) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml brown bottle. 10.9% abv on label. Best by 08/27/13. Pours golden, some haze. White creamy cap that breaks up a bit but still thinly covers the surface, good sheets of lacing in the glass. Nose is bright and hop forward, juicy orange and other citrus piths/peels and some sweetness, fruity. Taste has some sweetness up front, big citrus notes featuring orange and grapefruit, fruity notes (honeydew), some caramel malt. Bitterness isn’t huge, but is definitely there. Some alcohol that numbs the tongue a bit at the end, it isn’t hugely noticeable at first, but comes in after a bit. Body is a bit slick and full, average carboantion. Overall some excellent hop flavours, remarkably drinkable for a 10% + brew.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased and consumed at RIBCO, pours a clear bright golden with a bubbly white head, the aroma has a decent amount of citrus but seems to be a little more malty than I was expecting, the flavor has some floral touches on the front end but finishes with more of a sweet finish than anything, kind of a thick mouthfeel, ok.
Theydon_Bois (5297) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Crow’s Feet Commons, Bend, 23/05/13.
Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter orange, pine, hops, grapefruit.
Taste carries a big pine bite, hops, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, citrus, grass, caramel.
Full bodied, fine carbonation.
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - Hazy gold with a chunky foamy head. Huge citrus hoppy aroma even from a distance. Halfway done with the beer and there is lacing all around the glass. Has an oily mouthfeel and a bitter finish. Real nice. Reminds me of Firestone Walker Double Jack.
beertholomeus (368) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber color with off white head. Strong hop, citrus, pine and caramel. Hop, citrus and pine flavors. Medium to full body with very bitter finish. Well balanced and very good.
Hopsclation (79) - Chicago, - MAY 25, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Borders on barlywine...my kind of DIPA! Tastes like the juice from some kind of honey grapefruit tree. I dont normally care how a beer looks, but this one is downright sexy, like a fiery sunset. Perfect mouthfeel, complex sweet taste. Wow. Only thing keeping it from perfection to me, is it needs more hop bite.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome intense double IPA very strong, bomber, los Angeles, check this one out baby! Woo
bigaddie (70) - - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of tropical fruits almost like a juice with lots of flavors erupting. The great amber color to the pour with a disappearing head and little lacing. It has the characteristic west coast IPA demeanor.
Lots of grassiness hits the palate on every sip. Very full bodied with flavors throughout the palate. Citrus notes too. Delicious stuff and even though there's a slightly boozy angle to it, it ends up being pretty balanced overall.
Lovely beer with lots happening. Great palate, and excellent for a spring afternoon.
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