Wittales (512) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was orangish gold with creamy lasting off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet caramel, pale 2-row malts with slight citrus fruits and pine. Taste was sweet honey, pale malt base with hints of grapefruit, pine, lemon, no alcohol present. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with meduim body, then average length balanced hop and malt finish. One of the best Pales I’ve tasted...
ads135 (2330) - 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 (5201) - 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 (1202) - 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 (545) - 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 (29) - 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 (603) - 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 (3318) - 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 (561) - 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.