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 I’ve come to expect from Deschutes.
Dogbrick (11607) - 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 can’t be beat. Easily my favorite from Deschutes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-16-2007 17:42:48
arminjewell (9262) - 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 (2170) - 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 Father’s 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 it’s really underwhelming: it’s like an orange-flavored tea. No sharpness or bitter hoppiness, just a round, slightly oxidized tea flavor. Now this could be the FO’s insistence on serving old-ass beer, or it could be Deschuttes’ fault. I am unsure.