Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the Wet Hop Event at the Hayward Bistro. It pours a nice clear copper with pillowy tan head. It has nice lacing too. The aroma is malty with hints of roasted malts, biscuit malts and bread. There’s also a crisp floral hops, spice hops and green hop wetness. The taste has the expected fresh hop bite that is spicy, floral and green. Then a thick caramelized maltiness jumps to the front of the flavor. This beer is actually kind of on the malty side instead of being hoppy.
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Diacetyle notes in this one, had it against several midwest wet hop beers and it failed.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of caramel, some sweet citrus, pine. Tastes spicy and sweet with some earthiness and pepper on the finish.
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange, slightly hazy. Very fruity aroma, kumquat, lychee. Sweet malt, fruity and flowery hops, medium bitter finish. Refreshing and flavourful.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A hazy amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is citric, peach and caramel, the taste is light sweet hoppy, citric and peach. Medium body with a light sweet finish.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty ordinary aroma, but a good flavor balance. Ok.
5000 (6023) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Amber, fairly clear, moderate to large off-white foamy head, lacing is quite nice, carbonation is very minor. Devine hop nose, very fresh, just as if you were sniffing a bag of them. Flavor is much the same, very fresh hop on the tongue, bitterness is very light but the flavor is up there. Slight floral aspect as well. This one is also very very clean, nothing lingering beyond the finish except a smooth hop flavor. Body and mouthfeel, while fairly moderate, are quite pleasing and appropriate. Very quaffable this one is. Not big like an IPA, but aromatic, flavorful, and crisp. Finish is ultra clean... and I mean ultra clean with a slight tea leaf. This is actually one of the better Deschutes beers I have had. Well done!
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. This amber ale poured with a decent beige head. The hops are very tasty and not too bitter, and there is a nice balancing malt presence.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, golden color with faint citric hop flavors and matching aroma, decent body and finish
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz). Cloudy deep orange-amber pour with a large lasting fizzy-frothy beige head. Pleasant floral hop aroma, lightly sweet malt - when I sipped it, I thought dry-hopped herbal green iced tea, very lightly sweetened. Light and soft mouthfeel, oh-so-gentle astringency and mild carbonation, and it finishes dry and sweet. Not much to say - damned tasty though.