Ibrew2or3 (6901) - 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.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.
DuffMan (6749) - 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.
marcus (6501) - 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.
mcberko (6486) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours golden amber with a small head. Aroma of apricot, hops, orange, and caramel malts Flavour of nicely balanced caramel malt and hops, apricot. Well-rounded - solid pale ale.
Cletus (6354) - 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.
5000 (6300) - 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!
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear amber pour with a small white head. Floral and citrus hop nose and taste. Extremely tasty!
Ernest (6221) - 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.
arminjewell (6176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with white head, aroma has notes of toffee, pine, grapefruit, touch of orange and lemon grass. Taste is nice dank and rich grapefruit, orange, tangerine, leading into toffee, biscuit, finishing bitter and dry. Really nicely done.