SDalkoholic (1769) - Chula Vista, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: drink before August 10th, 2006. Well iím just in time before this beer expired. I love when breweries mark dates on their bottles. Huge aroma of wet hop and citrus. Appearance is cloudy with a lot of sediment floating around. Flavor has gone a little bad and taste like a cough medicine but it still maintains a solid hop presence with a very metallic undertone.
unclemattie (3709) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this beer on CASK at HORSEBRASS PUB in Portland, OR. Amber color, casking creates beautiful lacing on the glass. Maple notes in the nose. "Aged" cedar aroma and bright floral hops. bitter, bitter, bitter, I want to homebrew a beer just like this one. Cascade?
JohnnyJ (3533) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this is a good IPA. Pours an amber color with chunky white floaters (not cloudy floaters like most beers). Aroma of citrus, hops, and caramel malt. Taste of grapefruit and critrus with malty caramel flavor. Fairly sweet with a bitter hop balance. Leaves a nice hoppy after taste.
sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tan head, fair retention, spotty lace. Hazy, amber, chunky appearence, floaters. Raw hop nose, caramel malts, tea bag(eaglefans quote!) citrusy notes. Body is medium, gritty mouthfeel. Medium sweet malt flavors, citrusy hops are light, dusty notes, earthy. Finish is lightly fruity, yeasty with a lightly sweet maltiness and just kinda harsh IMO. Needs a touch more bittering. A tough brew to swallow. received this in a trade but i cant remember who sent it! DOH! Thanks man!
HopheadHans (803) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap. Not neraly as good as HopHenge or Hop Trip. Seems a lot like the Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Curiously bitter, but without the hoppyy characteritics. Something seemns a little off kilter. Aroma is nice, a bit of perfume and flowers, but the flavor is a bit off. It is too bitter without the hoppy flowerin ess. A little bit too harsh in my opinion.
Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy amber, creamy beige head.Lightly sweet malt,and grapefruit hop nose.Softly carbonated, carmel start, long bitter hop end.No cat pissy like grapefruit here, except in the nose. Lots of malt in back.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks BŁck Dich) Pillowy beige head atop a lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, pine, some cookie, caramel, pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, cookie/caramel, some pine. Dry finish. Soft, chewy medium body. The intensity of the hop acidity occasionally is unpleasant.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím a big Deschutes fan, and was glad to see an IPA on the shelf at the local grocery store. This beer poured with a orangish-tan head and deep copper color with some haze and dry hop floaties. Moderate hop aroma with agressive carmel flavors and some lingering bitterness. A full bodied beer. A decent IPA which I drank at a bit high temperature (~60F). Will try this one at ~45F next time.
brianprentiss (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 This is an solid extra-base hit for Deschutes. Itís not as good of an IPA as their Mirror Pond is a Pale Ale, but Iíll rebuy it. It is smooth and hoppy but its a bit too bitter.
eaglefan538 (2779) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, thick orange pour with yellow yeast floaties everywhere (yum!). Head and lacing ok, nothing special for the style. Aroma of caramel, pine, and citrus. Flavor was of tea bags, caramel, citrus, and oranges. Tea bags were the most unique signature on this one. Thick and full bodied mouthfeel. A hearty IPA, quite enjoyable for some reason. Thanks to Bert for sharing this one.