Westmeister (938) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a clear amber, smallish head with white head and lace. Good balance of mild hops and biscuity malts. Taste is same with citrus hops. Good offering, but more pedestrian than deschutes other offerings.
bhiner41 (148) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is light brown, slight tan head. Definitely a cereal smell with citrus notes. Lively mouth feel, malt notes up front and an apricot citrus dry finish on the palate. Easy drinking IPA.
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bbcd (87) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear copper, rocky off-white head with good retention and excellent lacing. citrus, resin, caramel, little lemon. medium bitter, light sweet, light sour. medium body, oily feel, average carb.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in Portland by a friend who recently visited USA.
Clear amber with a small creamy head. This is a balanced IPA, malt and hops in the aroma and taste. Grape, some orange and resin. The finish was bitter. Rather crisp mouthfeel. Descent stuff.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one IPA thatís not ashamed of being big and aggressive and I like it. Itís a gorgeous red color w/ a long lasting head. Itís nose is vaguely fruity and hoppy, good but not inspiring. When you taste it though, this sucker is huge. Thereís just loads of hop bitterness and while there is a touch of malty sweetness it doesnít come close to any sort of balance--and thatís a good thing! The bitterness clings to your tongue and begs you to take another sip. This is a dangerous one that youíll want to suck down in volume in the hot summer son but will undoubtedly leave you w/ a headache after a couple hours sipping this and baking in the heat. Such is the life of a true beer geek. The ones of us who truly believe are willing to suffer for our love.
thomas15 (521) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malt accented bright citrus notes (tangerine) underlying grapefruit and lemon. App. Is beige head amber color spotty lacing. Taste is balanced malt forward iPa, back end bitterness, sweet citrus, bitter. Has a honeyed malt or caramel aspect as well. The deschutes house hop character is displayed well here.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly clear or almost clear light amber.Short to no head,mild ring of froth.
Nose has some hops more on the fruit like side, some floral,strong carmel sweetness,peppery minty pine.
Taste is as malty sweet as it is hoppy/bitter.Both are strong but the sweetness may stand out a bit more.Slickish sweet,piney finish piney flavor.Grapefruity also.Not shure if I really like the malt profile on this one,maybe too caramelly.
tcane7 (811) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper with some tan head and a blanketed soapy lace. Nose of caramel, roast, pine and some citrus. Solidly bitter finish with a sour cream and roast after taste.
tonyth1965 (30) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love those Cascade hops! Pours copper with a tan head that lasts, and laces nicely. Aroma is pine and citrus. Strong hop flavor, but that caramel malt sweetness is more present than in other IPAs Iíve tried. Does have a rather bitter, grapefruit-like finish, but to me itís not unpleasant. My brother suggested chasing it with a shot of vodka. Donít buy a lot of beer since I started homebrewing, but Iíd buy it again.
thebrymanosu (13) - - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2013 I?m a fan of IPAs and I had high hopes for this beer after enjoying Mirror Pond as much as I did. The beer seems to fall flat. I am holding hope that this beer may have been mishandled during transport. I will have to try it again in a few months. Edit: I think I had a bad bottle, my wife and i both tasted a difference. It was delicious.
keepersj12 (2254) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a thin head. The aroma malty sweet with some caramel. The flavor has the nice malt sweetness and then gets a hit of hops. Peppery and piney. Quite nice and easy going down.