ads135 (1742) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent fresh hop. With the amount of pepper in the nose and on the tongue, its seems almost like a rye. Pale golden and hazy appearance with a fast disappearing head. Medium bodied with some caramel, bread, citrus and more spice. Got this one from Nick in 2012.
Theydon_Bois (3401) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Deschutes Brewery & Public House, Portland - 07/11/12.
Clear mid amber with a thin white head. Good lacing follows.
Nose is caramel malts, light hops, barley.
Tastes of bitter hops, caramel malts, touch of pine.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
Ferris (565) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Malts, grass and light citrus hops on the nose. Clear orange with a thick head that doesn’t quit. Light and refreshing with some nice mid bitterness. A bit of citrus and resin, but not the explosive flavor I would expect from the description. A nice well balanced beer, but not a great one.
RumRunner101 (412) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a thick, frothy white head. Big, juicy aroma - grapefruit, orange, with a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, maybe a bit thin. The fresh hops are noticeable in the sense it’s more oily. Nice.
ericwill99 (22) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured orange and clear out of a bottle. I've read about the great aromas, but I'm not getting that. Somehow I'm also missing out on the good hoppy flavors as well. I have to rate this as average.
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kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark orange pour with long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops with some bready maltiness present as well. Taste is citrus hops with some fruitiness and bready malts. Mouthfeel is just a tad oily throughout. Overall, a fairly tasty and easy-drinking APA.
beerbastard (511) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, pours brownish orange with some lacing. The aromas are a mix of Orange blossoms and lemons. Great flavors, Orange and lemons blended with honey like malts, giving me thoughts of a dreamsicle. Easy to drink. Mild bitters in the finish. Very good!
wlajwl (2986) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is grassy hops, citrus and slightly musty. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus/orange, very deep fruit and mild juicy notes all around, malts and very bitter in the finish.
kdm1984 (445) - Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deschutes Hop Trip - Pours to a terrific head that lasts long. Lacing is everywhere and also lasts long. Aroma - pine at first, then the usual Deschutes "banana bread" type malt, along with a nice bit of grapefruit citrus. Flavor - definite hop presence, yet balanced well with the aforementioned malt. The finish is the best part - the bitter hops and chewy sweet malt really blend memorably. Not a weak pale ale by any means, it’s a great example of the APA style, better than their Mirror Pond and on par with their Red Chair - maybe even a little better.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks again to mfavoino(Matt) for the beer. 12 oz. bottle served in a Deschutes tulip.
A: Pours a clear orange color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Sweet fruity yeast notes with a pale malts and a little grassy hops.
T: Pale malts, grassy hops and a nice sweet fruit flavor.
M: Light bodied with a medium-high carbonation level. Easily drinkable.
O: Very light and easy drinking. I could drink several in one sitting and not get tired of it.
Serving type: bottle