backdaft (276) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poura deep amber color. Medium off white head ends in thin film with nice rings of lacing. Aroma is pretty mild with hops and pine. Tastes of earthy hops & caramel malt sweetness. A nice amount of bitterness lingers. Medium body and carbonation. A pretty solid APA ... that seems to be an IPA.
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is sweetish of fruit leading to a hoppy finish. Not bad.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty solid all rounder this. Nothing extraordinary but it goes down easy. Nice fresh citrus and juicy sweet fruit focus throughout. Nice stuff
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep golden with a firm white head. Nose has grapefruit and mango with some zest as well. Taste is zesty grapefruit and that flows. Hint of toffee sweetness. Pretty balanced. Pretty decent pale.
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Bif (1710) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a firm head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of hops, malt and bit of caramel. Taste of citrus, malt and caramel sweetness. Solid bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp with a robust feel. Enjoyable beer with a West Coast flair.
Ctplt777 (335) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
HOPPY. Very hoppy. Tons of just delicious fresh citrusy bright hopes. Incredible. Is it a Pale Ale or an IPA? Doesn’t even matter here. It’s just a brilliantly hoppy beer. The hops are all that matters and they are just in your face. The taste is just juicy citrusy fresh hops. Exactly what they say it is. Definitely my favorite among these fresh hop beers that come out around this time. Definitely try this one. Cheers!
Niksko (504) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fine off white head. Nose is subdued but nice. I get some mango, grapefruit zest, a little dank caramel. Flavor is similarly restrained, but shows impeccable balance. I get some really juicy mango and guava flavors on the attack, followed by some lime and grapefruit on the mid palate, along with some candy orange. The finish is long and evolves. It starts bitter with a grapefruit peel flavor, but then mellows into a slightly toasty, slightly spicy biscuity flavor.
The aroma though nice, isn’t really a smack in the face. However the flavor is really wonderful, nuanced, balanced and complex. Slightly syrupy body which I wouldn’t have expected for a 5.5% beer. Really worth drinking.
chicagotjm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deschutes beers are hit or miss with me. This one was a miss. Great aroma and appearance, but lacks body and really tasted watered-down. Surprised by the high score as this one really did not do it for me as far as pale ales go.
commonshawn (675) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at lucky 13. Light copper with small white head and decent lacing. Subtle aroma for the style. Smooth for an ipa. Hop and floral bitterness not as pronounced as expected. Nice and mellow.
Zymurgeist2 (1321) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Tropical juiciness dominate both aroma and flavor. Pours a clear golden-amber with off white head. Could use more malt backing. Can squeeze the citric, tropical juice out of this. Too one-sided. Low bitterness.