SHANER4 (487) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Yard House Waikiki Beach - Poured rich copper color with thich off white head and leaves nice lacing on glass.
Aroma - sweet malt with mixture of floral and citrus hops, very nice!!
Flavor - Initial fresh resiny and floral hop taste with great balance of malt and finish is creamy and bitter
Palate - medium bodied with creamy smooth texture. Finish is bitter, crisp and has nice afteraste!!
Overall - This beer was awesome on tap. Had several on tap and kicked ass every time. I then purchased a 6pac in Kona, Hawaii and was not as good. Finish tended to be astringent but still a good beer. I will rate with both in mind.
mcberko (10049) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 12 oz. bottle, pours golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strong hops, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is much the same, but more malt to balance. Pretty good IPA.
jb (2591) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber color to this. This was somewhat of a standard IPA to me, in other words, nothing stood out, but it still had all the nice standard stuff, pine, grapefruit, a bit of malt. In the palate, a bit of caramel in addition. On tap at the Yardhouse Waikiki.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from my latest trip to Marcus Foods, in Whitefish MT. Pours a medium amber, with a thinnish off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is grapefruit and pine, nice malt character, balanced, but not phenomenally expressive. Palate is clean and bitter, crisp malt, nice bitterness, very well made, tasty IPA. About what Iíve come to expect from Deschutes.
Dogbrick (9812) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin and creamy off-white head that burns away steadily. Thick sheet of lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character. Flavors of grapefruit, earthy malt and herbs as well. The finish is crisp and hoppy with a touch of malt sweetness lingering. Above average overall.
thirstybob (36) - Isle Of Wight, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice strong head, good red tint. Not a lot going on in the aroma department, maybe a trace of resin. Thin palate with a slow building hop on the tongue. Fresh and piney.
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 (8752) - 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.