joeworrall (83) - USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, not overly hoppy. Easy to drink with a crisp finish. Hop character is mostly citrus in nature, but a hint of pine & herbs.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: copper ale with excellent clarity and a finger of off-white foam which falls to a sheet of the same. Rings of lace.
S: aw, smells soo good. Sweet floral hops are citric and somewhat piney.
T: nice and balanced pale ale with a healthy hop addition and a sweet biscuity malt backbone. Good shit.
M: medium bodied and moderate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: yummy! Good beer. The heirloom hops are different and delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
TheHOFF43 (1756) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours orange with white head. Lots of grapefruit, pine and orange hops. Dank, not bitter, citrusy and dry. Really solid.
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Map Room, Chicago. Slightly hazy dark orange, white head. Juicy fruity hop aroma. Taste has those same juicy fruity hops, and is sweet with a moderately bitter finish. Medium body. Tasty pale ale!
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nose of pine and tropical fruit and maybe smattering of citrus. A white ring resides above a slightly hazy copper pour with moderate lacing appearing as the glass is empted.The taste is a well crafted balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness, with the hops slightly tipping the scales in their favor. Pine, tropical fruit, malts, with a satisfying bready finish and bitter aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is one of the most satisfying Pale Ales I ever had. Well done Deschutes! I look forward to consuming many more in the future.
DedicatedToFun (2618) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome american pale ale, on tap at the commons ale house santa monica, good hoppy brew!
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All the things that make a fresh hopped beer great are here. Love the drinkability and refreshing citrus on the palate. Good stuff
ben4321 (4023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: Draft at the Hay Merchant, 12/10/13
Aroma: The nose is clean hops, citrus, plenty of caramel malts, some grass and pine notes
Appearance: This one pours a clear amber color with a frothy off-white head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, with caramel and fruit, and a medium hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a clean, easy drinking feel, and a smooth, dryish finish
I thought this one was a plenty solid fresh hop APA. It made for an enjoyable beer. It is easy drinking and tasty. What else can I say? Close enough ABV-wise for me to call it sessionable. Drink it and enjoy it.
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle a beautiful amber with an off-white head. The aroma is citrus and floral. Nice flavor, slight malty sweetness with a hoppiness that is very nice. This seems to be the little brother of the Hop Henge. Nice brew.
HIGHB4LL (597) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2014 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: pours a nice clear amber, average frothy white head. Aroma: Hoppiness is evident, grassy to resiny scent. Taste: I would say it has a hint of sweetness initially, breaking off into a medium hoppiness. Palate: medium body and wet sensation. Relatively soft carbonation. My new favorite Deschutes beer.