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RATINGS: 1226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPAís intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.

woodsboy's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Another purely mediocre brew from Deschutes.....I seem to remember a time when I really liked the beers from Bend but not anymore. Since then I have become a HUGE fan of IPAs (faves include Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA and 21st Amendment Back in Black IPA) but the PacNW IPAs seem to pale in comparison to the newer brewers suds. Inversion pours deep orange with a very foamy head, often overflowing my 16oz pint glass...could have been just this 12-pack but it seemed really over fizzy compared to past experiences. Flavor is a flat bitterness with very little sweetness or taste to enjoy. Finish is unbearably bitter and stays in your mouth, I dont taste much of anything here except the sting of bubbles on my tounge. Im taking the rest of the 12er to work to give away, will be the last time I drop $13 for this cruddy brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (912) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
This pours a semi-clear, brown color with a slight head. The aroma is fairly malty for being an IPA. The taste is slightly bitter with a well balanced flavor that does leave a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Pretty well made with decent flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (90) - , HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2015
A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 11th November 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a clear copper amber colour. There was a huge three finger light tan head that had good retention and left plenty of stringy lacing. Strong piney and grassy aromas with hints of citrus lemon zest. There is also some light caramel malts and apple juice there. Taste is bready and caramel malts upfront followed by plenty of pine and hop bitterness. Also hints of apple juice and grapefruit in between and a long lasting bitter finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This was a good IPA if not stunning although I prefer more carbonation. But Fresh Squeezed is still my go to IPA from Deschutes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey and biscuit malt with citrus and pine hops. Flavor is moderate citrus and pine hops and bitterness, pear esters, biscuit malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelhead3686 (257) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours a rich amber with a large caramel head. Light hops aroma with hints of citrus. Medium sweetness with a light bitter. Light to medium body with a somewhat crisp finish. This is a bit different from what I expect from an IPA, but itís a welcome difference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1171) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2015
BB 24/09/15. Poured a clear orangey dark amber with over a two-finger head of beige dense sudsy foam that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma subtly of pine, citrus/grapefruit followed by caramel; the dense head obscured the aroma. Taste of grapefruit and subtle malt with a moderate bitterness. Light body. Crisp, refreshing, slightly dry and with a nice lingering bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Dark reddish pour with no head. Aroma of earth and dirt. Medium mouth. Taste has hints of stone fruit. Dry finish, super bitter. Ok, but kind of one note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a snifter. The aroma is a mellow pine and resin combination initially, with sappy, floral honey undertones, followed by a bright and sweet citrus and caramel. The beer pours a rich, slightly murky caramel color topped by a tan, dense soap head that retains an abundant scattered soapiness and leaves plenty of messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium bitter. Itís oily and malty texture has a slick foam carbonation. The medium body is light roasted in character with with a wood tone, molasses, and nuts. The finish is smooth and syrupy with a clean woody spice. Itís aftertaste is mild with a nutty tone with cooked molasses, or more of a lightly burnt syrup, with a hint of tart citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1288) - California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Resin, caramel, toffee, pine, floral and toast aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral, resin and toast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (930) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2015
Grassy floral aroma in a cloudy amber copper pour. Impressive hop forward flavour is balanced by a chewy malty body and a sustained bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1224) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
Heavy persistent foam covers over flavor, but you sense some good hopped shades of citrus. The taste is strong hoppy and dry beer with clear pine and citrus. Itís a real American IPA where the hops go straight on the palate from the start. It has nevertheless suffered light caramel in the background, but it is the hops which is the main theme. It must certainly not be drunk to fast, but as an IPA slowly sipping until the taste buds slowly acclimatise. Then you also get an IPA which is full of good fruity hops. Its fruit shades are somewhat difficult is defining precisely but there is probably used several different types of hops. The brewery refers to itself as an IPA for the discerning hops enjoy, and it is certainly not entirely wrong. I think it is perhaps a little too hoppy because I love that you can taste the different fruits of the hops and the clashes greatly here. Conversely, you get a good, solid hop and itís probably what most IPA lovers will have. Yes, bitterness is high - but tasty.

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