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 (2083) - 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 (1072) - 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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Release 12 oz. Bottle 6.8% ABV 75 IBUís $6.99
Thin off white mild lace head.Clear pretty rich amber red color.Mellow earthy floral hop front.Sweet soft caramel mild fruit sweetbread doughy pine citrus hint malty body.Smooth balanced mild earthy hop spice rich mild citrus end.Mellow smooth malt over hops IPA.
Inversion I.P.A. India Pale Ale
2006 Release 12 oz. Bottle 6.8% ABV 75 IBUís
Lacy head.Cloudy rich amber red color.Malty mild floral hop front.Mild sweet rich caramel fruit bisquit ester malty doughy amber ale body.Mild hop spice bitter end.Malt over hops Amber IPA. 4.0 Rating.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bitbucket
Transparent red-amber with a thin yellow head. Grapefruit, pine, and light toast in the nose. Slightly soapy flavor of sharp citrus, mainly grapefruit, also some grain and burnt sugar. Moderate body, finish is dominated by citrus. Though singular and dominated by grapefruit, the fruit notes are uniquely potent.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Pours orange with light white head. Wow, I love the bitterness of this one. Itís like a Mirror Pond on steroids. Classic West Coast hop aromas and flavors, with more citrus than some of their other pale ales. Strong tea leaves and that common Deschutes trademark flavor of their pale ales. A nice bite with a decent amount of resin in the finish. Very drinkable. I wish i could get it more often.