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RATINGS: 1259   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
@ Deschutes 16-3-10: Tydlig humlig men även lite söt. Ingen distinkt smak. Ok läskande men inget mer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a fairly dark amber-copper color with a large foamy off-white head with excellent retention, along with good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of hops notes, particularly pine and floral hops, along with a mix of some lighter citrus tones and some mild grassy and grainy notes. It had a pleasant and somewhat moderate bitter taste, featuring pine and floral flavors, with a grainy effect, and a zesty citrus component too. The beer was fairly dry with a medium-thick mouth presence, and with good carbonation, along with a thicker finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonshawn (1005) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle at spice house in Portland. Hazy orange with medium white head and good lacing. Citrus pine nose. A pretty standard ipa through and through.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/11/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderate sticky, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Obfuscate (449) - Minneapolis, - MAR 1, 2016
Not bad. Middle of the road IPA for me. Nothing about it stands out. Easy enough to drink and beer tastes good.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacNJ (30) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Perhaps I got a bad one from the store, but it did not live up to the hype. It had virtually no hop nose, and with 80 IBUs, I expected a big hop punch on the same level as Stone. I bought this 12oz bottle loose at $3.75, and I’m just disappointed. I can’t even close out with "cheers."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (306) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a haze full red with a thin tan head. Hoppy aroma, notes of spruce. Taste is balanced, some medium maltiness, spruce/herb/earthy bitterness. Full bodied. Very complex on the palate. Finish is bitter, spruce like, warms to a moderate malt sweetness. Pretty good IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2734) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, red-amber with a khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and caramel. Taste of grapefruit, caramel and orange. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglebones (104) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy reddish-orange with frothy beige head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt, and orange. A little sweet up front, followed by tangy citrus, and a resinous finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Very nice overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4249) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
Deschutes Inversion IPA 6.8% a reddish bet with a wisp of a beige head. Malty caramel aroma with minty fruity notes. I do get some odd dishwater and musty cheese aroma as well. The taste is sweet and balanced at first with light caramel then sweet citrus before the lasting drawn out bitterness kicks in with floral and pithy citrus rind bitterness flavors. Meh, not sure if it’s an average IPA or if it was just past it’s best.


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