badlizard (5520) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Stone. Orange with creamy white head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and citrus taste with a good bitter bite to the finish.
auderale (605) - Bitburg, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored pour with medium sized head. Hoppy, citrus aroma with a hoppy bitter kick. Too hoppy for me.
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really hoppy brew, refreshing, crisp. Orange citrus is present, alcohol is smooth. Beer is well bodied. Very good beer from Deschutes.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy beige head. Tangy aroma of orange citrus hops. Taste is bitter hoppy with orange citrus undertones.
0o9i (436) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear amber body, gently sparkling, and topped with a large, ivory head that becomes lumpy and leaves thick splotches of lace. Light-medium body with almost no carbonation, and rather wet finish. Lots of floral hops on the aroma with honey, a touch of caramel-alcohol, and a touch of sweet bread dough; aroma is malt-dominant. Flavor is pine, peach, honey, brown sugar, and has a pleasantly long, bitter finish to dry the mouth out (making up for the lack of carbonation); the mouth is rather balanced...until about 3-4sec after you swallow. Some slight alcoholic warmth on the finish as well, felt in the chest cavity. Not too exciting, but pleasant flavor profile, light, and easy to drink. Refreshing for 100F+ weather.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
floral soapy malt aroma. flavor has tones of oranges and honey. nicely balanced but rather run of the mill.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A mistake. I didn’t think this IPA made, it fell short in certain areas. This IPA had a more pine and forest smell and taste not of traditional IPAs. The hop profile was wierd and the cara and carasont malts were not of my liking in combination with the hops. Not a bad beer overall, just not a great IPA.
robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 old rating:
8/3/8/4/16 - 3.9
7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6
pours a semi-cloudy golden amber, small off white head that quickly goes away, and great lacing.
smells of hops, mandarin oranges, some lemon, touch of caramel, dry leaves, and malt in the back.
taste is smooth and creamy, nice bitterness, grapefruit hops, citrus notes, touch of caramel, and some pine, ends bitter.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 Bottle. Aroma of citrus, orange rind, pine, and some bready malt. The flavor is very similar with a little bit of a lemon grass sort of bitterness. Maybe a little too much carbonation also.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Dan Journal #57. Tasted November 2006. Hazy amber hued. Layer of white head. Floral grassy and bready nose. Slight peppery note. Rich and full bodied. Spicy hops. Smooth yet levely and tingling. Nice caramel malt undertone. Great IPA, but a touch light.