BeerandBlues2 (11661) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey and biscuit malt with citrus and pine hops. Flavor is moderate citrus and pine hops and bitterness, pear esters, biscuit malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
steelhead3686 (258) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich amber with a large caramel head. Light hops aroma with hints of citrus. Medium sweetness with a light bitter. Light to medium body with a somewhat crisp finish. This is a bit different from what I expect from an IPA, but itís a welcome difference.
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 24/09/15. Poured a clear orangey dark amber with over a two-finger head of beige dense sudsy foam that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma subtly of pine, citrus/grapefruit followed by caramel; the dense head obscured the aroma. Taste of grapefruit and subtle malt with a moderate bitterness. Light body. Crisp, refreshing, slightly dry and with a nice lingering bitterness. OK.
dinkle50 (1250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish pour with no head. Aroma of earth and dirt. Medium mouth. Taste has hints of stone fruit. Dry finish, super bitter. Ok, but kind of one note.
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mellow pine and resin combination initially, with sappy, floral honey undertones, followed by a bright and sweet citrus and caramel. The beer pours a rich, slightly murky caramel color topped by a tan, dense soap head that retains an abundant scattered soapiness and leaves plenty of messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. Itís oily and malty texture has a slick foam carbonation. The medium body is light roasted in character with with a wood tone, molasses, and nuts. The finish is smooth and syrupy with a clean woody spice. Itís aftertaste is mild with a nutty tone with cooked molasses, or more of a lightly burnt syrup, with a hint of tart citrus.
beertholomeus (1541) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Resin, caramel, toffee, pine, floral and toast aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral, resin and toast finish.
beer-yum (1189) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grassy floral aroma in a cloudy amber copper pour. Impressive hop forward flavour is balanced by a chewy malty body and a sustained bitter finish.
TorbenJensen (1414) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy persistent foam covers over flavor, but you sense some good hopped shades of citrus. The taste is strong hoppy and dry beer with clear pine and citrus. Itís a real American IPA where the hops go straight on the palate from the start. It has nevertheless suffered light caramel in the background, but it is the hops which is the main theme. It must certainly not be drunk to fast, but as an IPA slowly sipping until the taste buds slowly acclimatise. Then you also get an IPA which is full of good fruity hops. Its fruit shades are somewhat difficult is defining precisely but there is probably used several different types of hops. The brewery refers to itself as an IPA for the discerning hops enjoy, and it is certainly not entirely wrong. I think it is perhaps a little too hoppy because I love that you can taste the different fruits of the hops and the clashes greatly here. Conversely, you get a good, solid hop and itís probably what most IPA lovers will have. Yes, bitterness is high - but tasty.
ngunity (116) - - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overflowed the bottle on opening. Doubt itís meant to be so gassy. Very bitter throughout and lingers. Didnít particularly enjoy it. Shame as it was a beautiful rich brown IPA
WABeerFiend (376) - - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pub glass today. Best by 09.29.15. A: Sweet pine, orange rind, and caramel. Very nice. Not harsh at all. A: 1 finger fluffy head with nice lacing after it recedes a a thinner layer of fluff. See through red with bubbles streaming up. T: Sweet pine, bready malt, and candied tropical fruit dominate. Flower and orange rind are subtle. P: Crisp and clean with a little bit of resin. O: This is a perfectly balanced, easy drinking IPA. Thank the beer gods for Deschutes.