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RATINGS: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Draft at Sugarbeet in Longmont. .. Hoppy, citusry. .. Med Amber, off white head. .. Malty up front, with hoppy, bitter finish. .. Med body. .. Very tasty and bold IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
homebrew007 (7) - USA - FEB 15, 2007 does not count
I feel a little bit lonely... While I have enjoyed the other Deschutes brews I have tried, this one dissapointed me. I love the citrusy hop aspect, but too much caramel flavor can really throw me off. Possibly I just got my hands on a bad sixer, but the sweet caramel flavor was a little too overbearing - not very well balanced. As far as appearance, aroma and palate, this is a wonderful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2007
One of my favorite all-around IPAs. Very rich, with a thick malt body giving way to layers of grapefruit and pine resin. Very satisfying, well balanced, and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. Pours a beautiful cloudy gold, with some red an yellow play in the light. Head is about 2 inches and cream colored, pretty dense, takes awhile to dissipate. Good lacing on surface and on sides of glass. Nose is strong citrus and hops, the citrus is almost too strong. Tastes is of citrus and hops. The bitterness and acidity are balanced well. Has a pretty clean finish with a bit of alcoholic bite, and a very nice mouthfeel for an IPA. Deschutes makes great beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Bottled. My bro has been hip to this beer for awhile and I simply had not found it....so when i saw it, of course I bought one (didn’t want to buy a 6 of it at the time) now I will. This is a nice IPA bordering on the creamy texture of a DIPA. There is a good amount of malt on the finish as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2007
12 oz bottle courtesy of kenb. Thanks! Pours a dark, cloudy orange, with 2 fingers of bubbly, almost white head. Citrusy notes. Tastes of citrus as well, but this seems to have a little bigger of a mouthfeel than typical ipa’s, which i’m likin alot. Good malts with a solid hop backbone. Very nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2007
what a great beer! I love all of the deschutes beers, and this one did not diasappoint. Got it while I was visiting back home and wish that they sold this in Ohio. Flavor was what you’d expect from an I.P.A Hops, Hops and more Hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Golden brown with a modest, offwhite head. Hoppy aroma. Wow, no balance here... Hops all the way. Opens with hops flavor, finishes with hops bitterness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. There is some underlying malty sweetness. Full bodied. Excellent. Top-notch American IPA. Hoppy but not too hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2007
12oz bottle from lee’s liquor: Really heavy on the hops, almost enough to completely overpower the maltiness. An excellent brew, but some of the bitterness is a bit too coarse and trumps the malt. Probably in style guidelines for an IPA, but a bit more malt complexity would be nice. Plenty for hopheads though ;)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2007
12 oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. The aroma holds citrus hops, some white fruit, crystalized sugar, some mild bread notes, caramel and a hint of peppery spices. Pretty nice aroma. The body is a bright orange/caramel and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head that leaves clingy lace. <P> Citrus hops fore is lightly sweet, bready, caramel accented and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. It’s fairly straight up, but that makes it nice and approachable, balanced. Either IPA is growing on me or I’ve gotten ahold of some well made ones of late.


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