koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured into a laser etched Sam Adamís glass.
Appearance: Such a perfect juxtaposition between orange and brown. It really makes you think of the fall harvest season just looking at the body. Nice 2 finger off white foam head that has average retention and pretty lacing.
Smell: Wow the fresh hops are really prevalent in the nose. Some softened spruce, tea, and softened citrus notes come through.
Taste: Wonderful fresh hop flavor, practically the best fresh hop flavor Iíve tasted to date. Its backed by a tea and grass flavor.
Mouthfeel: Super creamy due to the perfect amount of carbonation and medium thin body.
Drinkability: I could drink this fresh hop ale all day!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-28-2008
EyeAmBaldman (332) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is slightly metallic with hints of malt and bitter hops. Leaves good lacing in the glass. Medium carbonation in the mouth with notes of malt, caramel and earthiness. Has a fair amount of hoppy bitterness on the back end. This is a pretty good APA.
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice full body for this kind of beer. makes you think itís got a lot more alcohol than it really does. very balanced, maybe more on the sweeter side. hops are there but not overdone. finish is a little short. grassy. my bottle says best by jan 10, so maybe i didnt get the freshest bottle. itís a little bit on the tame side, iíd like to see them try to do something exciting with it, but for the time being itís a really nice APA
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. A disappointment from Deschutes. Pale gold body, thin head. Bland body with not much happening. faint malt aroma. Not too bad,but not good either.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with light fluffy off-white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops. Flavor is malty up front and hoppy in the finish. Pretty light and refreshing. Good, but not super complex.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange amber color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is full of fresh hops, grapefruit, citrus, caramel malt, and cookie malt. It smells like a fresh hop pale ale should. Flavor is mostly fresh hops with a nice sweet citrus taste coming in afterwards. The beer also has a nice sweet malt profile with caramel mostly coming in. Not much of a bitterness except at the very beginning which is pretty mild. A nice refreshing American Pale Ale. Doesnít come with as much of a bite as a typical IPA does.
Maltser85 (321) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color with an off white two finger head. The aroma started off very citrusy. Big orange and some nice grapefruit that rolls into more grapefruit and soft lemon with mild pine and some nice malty sweetness. A bit of dankness to this one. Mild carbonation that opens up with a bit more pine and some soft grapefruit. Rolls nicely into some caramel sweetness with some herbal notes and then back to a nice mild pine citrus finish. A delectable pale ale.
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was first expecting like a light pale. Came out with an amber color smooth overall beer with a Carmel taste. Great beer
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange color with a slight hop smell to it. Has a citrus hop taste that follows with a slight bitterness. Itís like a light IPA.
jehoesefat (302) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet floral and bready aroma. Pours somewhat opaque with a thick white head. Love the flavor, very well balanced with sweetness and bitterness in equal measure.