dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with thick white head, creamy that stays around for a while. Aroma of floral hops, slight citrus, malt, and grass. Flavor is similar, with the addition of dried fruit. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, which I prefer in DIPAs compared to the slick to oily feel. Bomber goes down easy, but gets a little spicy towards the end.
UXO (479) - CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is resiny pine, pithy citrus, tropical fruit, mild caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (4/5)
Another nice IPA (OK, DIPA) from Deschutes. Similar to Chasin’ Freshies, but heavier and more intense, with a bit more malt, and less fresh juicy citrus. The ABV is well integrated, apparent as a mild warming, but not unpleasant. Decent, if a little blunt - could use more Mosaic sharpness, and less malt. (15/20)
mambossa (36) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from pint to shaker, yellow gold with solid head and good retention. Aroma of sweet floral notes blanketed in a loud, confirous grapefruit. Taste is awesomely refreshing, hardly resiny, palatable bitterness, heavy tangerine notes, solid malt presence. Pretty awesome IPA! Very easily drinkable.
nathan30533 (731) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great IPA. This brew pours nice with a good head and good lacing. Very tasty hop and fruit flavor.
foyle (272) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in a tulip glass.
Appearance: poured a 1" white head that dropped quickly with some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: hop forward with pine, citrus dominate and some white bread dough in the background.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and viscous, with a dry, bitter, warming finish.
Flavor: strong grapefruit, tangerine, and pine hops are balanced with nice biscuit and malty sweetness.
Overall: a nice sipper at 9.5% abv. It is not overly boozy (which is plus), but the alcohol is not entirely hidden either.
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really hoppy. Has a great aroma and looks good. Has a good flavor. Pretty pleased with it.
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with lasting thin layer of head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is a boozy citrus with grapefruit and lime. Taste is dank, boozy, fruit with caramel. Palate comes through thick and creamy for an IPA, adding to the resinous feel. Finishes crisp and lip smacking. For the hop crazy description, this actually has a lot of sweet malts. Not in love with the spicy/floral combo of Cascade and Centennial hops, but it’s workable and drinkable for the ABV.
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from bomber....love the grapefruit nose....very tasty....have they ever made a bad beer.....
beerbastard (738) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Golden pale tan pour with nice lacing. Oily hop nose followed with some citrus. Well balanced flavors of malts with orange and citrus. The palate matches the beer. Smooth with some burn in the finish.
madchemist83 (102) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 9.5%. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, crystal hop brilliance, alcohol. Baby bath soap. Golden copper with decent white head. Hop dank, citrus and pine dominating. Smooth crisp finish. Medium body but very easy drinking. Very nice
VungTauMantis (4) - Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don't know what it was. The Hop Henge didn't do it for me. The taste wasn't as refreshing for me as other IPA's. It wasn't horrible, but I have had a lot of IPA's that I have enjoyed more as well as better Deschutes beers.
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