Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a tan head which is unusual for an IPA. Smells of wildflowers and citrus. Tastes watery with some bitterness and grassy undertones.
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnificant golden amber color. White, thin head. Pine, citrus and apples hit the nose with underlying caramel malt. Starts muted, but then hops kick the back of the mouth in the teeth (??). This beer is all about the back of the mouth and throat. Bitterness lingers. Finish starts malty then kicks in some hops. Dry bitter finish with some residual caramel malt flavors. Overall just lacked some depth in the middle, but I am drunkanyways and enjoying this beer with curry, so whatever.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
homebrew007 (7) - USA - FEB 15, 2007 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
duffman462 (175) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ChazMania (665) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
a10555 (125) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
HopDuvel99 (39) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.