BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at Deschutes Public House, Bend
Amber color, light head/lacing. Nose of fresh cascades, harvest time? The flavor is also a bit bitter but sweet to balance. Good foundation of an pie. Finishes musky
boFNjackson (4025) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Deschutes Bend... Poured clear, amber with a lacey white head. Mild soapy aroma. Good hop flavor, not too bitter. Caramel malt sweetness. Earthy, citrus hops. Short finish.
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating backlog, from Sept 2011. Poured an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma was solid, with citrus, nuts and caramel. Flavor was about the same in quality and components.
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Several 6 oz drafts at the Hats off to Homebrewers event held at Amigoni Winery in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a mostly clear orange copper brown, with a nicely formed off white head. The aroma is nicely balanced between toasty nutty malt and a resin, citrus fruit hop character. The taste follows the nose, and may even lean a bit more towards the malt character. The toast of the malt plays really nicely with the resinous hops. The palate is medium bodied, touch lower carbonation, resin leads to a bitter dry finish. Nice beer, really glad they brought this out with them. Cheers to Deshutes and Boulevard for a great event.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bend brewpub. Medium amber with a lacey head. Lots of hops in the aroma with juicy tangerine and grapefruit, and some sticky dank as well. Bitter and resiny in the finish with some caramel flavor, but more just really hoppy with a big grapefruit and dank flavor. Medium bodied with somewhat coarse carbonation. Supposedly this was brewed with only wheat and crystal malt (not sure if i trust the bartender though) but you could have fooled me. I didn’t really get any wheat, but that could be due to all those hops...
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber/mahogany with a creamy head and spots of lace. Big bitter and nice backing malts. Some spiciness. More citrus hops with some bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel. Big bodied with a bitter finish.
Reid (1805) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok on cask at the Deschutes Brewpub in Bend Oregon.
What an excellent looking IPA..deep orange , very hazy amazing creamy cask conditioned head..marvelous lacing.
Very hoppy/spicy aroma..exceptionally fresh.
The cask conditioning seems to lessen the bitterness and allow the malts some room to raom making a very nicelly balanced beer.
Exceptional on the palate..silky smooth and very creamy.
What a drinkable ale..I could drink these all night ..wonderful
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Deschutes Brewery & Public House in Bend, OR. Fruity, sugary, mildly hoppy nose, along with a slightly sour tang.. Medium copper color. Caramel and raisins in initial / absolutely wonderful balance in mid palate / more caramel and hop cream pie in finish. Very good stuff. This is in Deschutes’ best style line -- kind of an amped-up big brother to Inversion. Also had it on cask, and that version had a mild blue cheese initial flavor but overall was a bit milder and gentler and not quite as full bodied as the regular.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled: poured amber/orange with a small thin head that was gone quite quickly. whimsical notes of herbs and fresh fruit with citrus and grass freshness. mouth was low in body feel, could of used a little more co2 imo. cascade hops dominate the palate with some slight grapefruit. qiute mild and good probably for an every day drinker, nothibg over the top ....easy to drink.
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the Bend brew pub. Pours clear orange. One sip yields delicious citrus, grapefruit, and resin, with the traditional Deschutes malt backbone of tea leaves. Yum. Long bitter finish. Crisp and easy to drink for a brew with this many IBUs. My favorite of all the IPAs I tasted on this trip. This would make a great session IPA.