TXBadger (1967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker amber color with white head. Light citrus, floral notes, and just a hint of pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice caramel malt note that lets you know itís a pale ale and not and IPA.
hagenwagon (11) - - NOV 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, just not the best beer in the world. There are several other Deschutes beers I prefer.
FestDecBeet (412) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Clear with a white head.
Smell: tropical fruit flavor. Juicy fruit gum. Tangerines. Sweet malt.
Taste: bitter up front. Tangerines. Passion fruit.
Feel: dry on the palate. Medium carbonation. Gets more dry as it warms up.
Overall: good beer. Love the aroma. Flavor is similar to the aroma just not as strong.
First Drank: home 11/7/14
TylerGreenDC (583) - - NOV 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 On draft. One of the best pale ales Iíve had. Strikingly complex for a 5.5% ABV pale ale. Aroma of flowers and pine resin. Flavors of lots and lots of floral hops, faint grass, chewy dark chocolate, caramel and spice. Creamy mouth-feel. Could drink this for days.
tmongoose (1727) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12iz bottle shared. Poured a medium orange with an off white head. Aroma is medium malt base with lots of hops. Fresh orange/ citrus with a little pine on the end. The flavor is rich and creamy, very smooth and unexpectantly light on the bitterness. A very tasty pale ale. Do get a little orange on the back end of this. Overall very tasty.
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-ish with a dense cm of white head. Aroma is orangey hops, and taste is the same, with mild crackery malt. $12oz/$2
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brixieís Beer Bar in Brookfield, IL., dispensed to a shaker showing a clear, amber color, with a healthy layer of light tan head froth that persisted, but turned cakey, and lots of curtainy/doily-like lacing coating the glass. The nose was light at first, maybe a bit too cold, but soon expressed some smooth, subtle toastiness to the malt, pine, with a bit of dankness & cattiness, ripe fruit as pit variety, lesser citrus, and some greenery/grassiness. Medium+ bodied, with suitable carbonation for the occasion, the taste offered a pronounced, lingering, earthy, and resinous hop bitterness, and decent malt content to smooth the edges. A nicely constructed Pale.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear dark copper to amber pour with a 1 finger, creamy off white head that has great retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, a little pine sweet caramel and tart fruitiness. Flavor is caramel, light nutty notes, biscuit, a little dry leafiness, some bread, pine, light cardboard oxidization. Light to medium body, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation, creamy to syrupy entry, thin, but a bit syrupy and oily finish. Good stuff overall, not as grassy as some fresh hop beers.
yespr (36091) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, peachy and slight citrusy. Peachy, light soapy to perfumed. Bitter and citrusy, peachy. Floral. Bitter and lingering floral hoppy finish.
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer is a mostly clear burnt orange amber with a fingers worth of white head that shrinks down and leaves ok lacing. Aroma is candied tropical fruits. Lots of tropical and citrus fruit but there is also a sweet, sugar like smell. It reminds me of pixie sticks. Itís also slightly musty near the end. First sip is very juicy with the same citrus/tropical theme and a lot do pine. Itís a little bready but kind of like stale hard bread. Mouthfeel is quenching and refreshing. Overall a good fresh hop beer.