GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.
Looks: Clear amber brown colour; Half finger head and soapy off-white foam which fades in 30 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with very slight carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant Ale malt, with floral, light melon, strong Bock-ish malt, light molasses, spices, strong yeast, biscuits, lemon and light grass.
<p.Taste: Medium sweet full Ale malt, with moderate roastyness, strong caramel, very strong molasses, thin pine , strong resins, strong spices, light earth, dry biscuits, strong yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and fairly strong grass.
Body: Close to medium body. Slick and quite oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Very Bock-ish palate upfront woth strong caramel. Good maltyness, but its body rather thin. No fruityness except lemon. Strong molasses in which the bittering hops didnít quite match it. Resin and spicy. I wish thereís something moreÖ
Hoppiness: Floral, light melon, spices, lemon and light grass n nose. Strong resins, strong spices, light earth, strong lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is strong, not enough to counter the sweetness for a lasting, quite high astringent sweet-bitter finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Sweet and bitter to mouth.
Comments: Like Anchor IPA, this one has strong Munich malt influence for that typical Bock maltyness, but with all the heavy hops, its aroma and taste is strangely devoid of fruits, only strong spice, resin ooze, lemon and bitterness to match the strong sweetness, with partial success. Quite drinkable, if only the missing fruity hops elements can be filled in. Okay.
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured red amber with small head. Pine aroma. Sweet bitterness. Honey flavor. Dry resin finish. Ok aftertaste
Brentv (638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a big white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste has a medium sweetness, caramel, and citrus. This bottle sat in the back of my cellar for four years, so Iím sure the hops have been affected. Nonetheless, this was delicious and I can say that it ages very nicely. Medium mouthfeel.
Towey1989 (1660) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. BB: 31:07:15. Pours a hazy amber colour with a foamy white head. Aroma of caramel, honey, pine, some toasted nuts and spaghetti. Taste of caramel, nuts, resin, some bready malt, slight leather, subtle grapefruit and a little spicy hop. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. A very malty, nutty IPA with a resinous, slightly citrusy hop bitterness. Itís very different to most American IPAs but unique and tasty overall. Maybe not ideal for its style but decent.
emusche (177) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a full, sticky head and lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, lemon, and honey. Taste is somewhat malty for an IPA; with citrus and honey also present, along with a decent, lingering bitterness. Not my favorite Deschutes offering; but certainly not a bad beer.
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Lemke10 (962) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a semi-clear, brown color with a slight head. The aroma is fairly malty for being an IPA. The taste is slightly bitter with a well balanced flavor that does leave a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Pretty well made with decent flavor.
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 11th November 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour. There was a huge three finger light tan head that had good retention and left plenty of stringy lacing. Strong piney and grassy aromas with hints of citrus lemon zest. There is also some light caramel malts and apple juice there. Taste is bready and caramel malts upfront followed by plenty of pine and hop bitterness. Also hints of apple juice and grapefruit in between and a long lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This was a good IPA if not stunning although I prefer more carbonation. But Fresh Squeezed is still my go to IPA from Deschutes.
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - 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 (1493) - 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.