cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a ruddy golden with an off-white creamy head. Nose of citrus hops, some grassy and pine to and caramel. Flavor is a touch of citrus hops, caramel, a tad grainy and then some hop astringency and bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, finishes dry.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark red-orange in color, almost brown. The taste was really fruity but not citrus-like at all. The smell was crisp and fruity as well. I drank this very quickly. This is a really well built beer and at $6.50 a sixer it canít be beat. Easily my favorite from Deschutes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-16-2007 17:42:48
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with white head, aroma is piny and citrusy from the hops. Taste up front is piny with a bit of grapefruit and orange, moves into the heavy caramel sweetness and ends quickly with a decent bitter. Not quite the ending I assumed, but a good IPA nonetheless.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours red amber into a tulip with plenty off white head. Aroma of pineapple, lemon grass, hops, floral. Bitter upfront with dry, piney hops; bit of detectable malty sweetness, lemon peel. Fizzy/soft on the palate with medium carbonation and body. Refreshing.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque, medium amber. Furniture polish, bread and herbs. Bracing citrus with an intense but short finish.
Alphadelic (1906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hints of butterscotch amid thick tangerine and apricot aromas. Heavy on the pine needles in the mouth. Oily thick with resinous, nettle-flavoured hops and orange peel bitterness. A dry woody finish. Thick and heavy going but I love it.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fatherís Office CC. Nose explodes all in my face like Andy Stone - orange juice, grapefruit, light pine, that clean NW ester. Color is a solid orange brown. Then the flavor happens and itís really underwhelming: itís like an orange-flavored tea. No sharpness or bitter hoppiness, just a round, slightly oxidized tea flavor. Now this could be the FOís insistence on serving old-ass beer, or it could be Deschuttesí fault. I am unsure.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 11/10/2009 (bottle):
Pours a clear light reddish color body, with a good sized off-white color head, very lasting. Smells very hoppy and citrusy. Has a light taste, pale and a little dusty, light hops, and some citrus. Very tasty, refreshing and light.
tdoft (3) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great aroma, nice sweet malt backbone, excellent balance. beautiful orange color. very good ipa.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a too mild IPA wise for me. If I was going Deschutes IPA, I would go for Hop Trip. This is a decent if somewhat muted pale ale.