LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Nice deep orange colour with little head. Surprising aroma with the classical hoppy/flowery/fruity nose but also some honey and chestnut. Very nice taste and a beautiful bitterness on the finish. Great IPA!
emusche (115) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a full, sticky head and lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, lemon, and honey. Taste is somewhat malty for an IPA; with citrus and honey also present, along with a decent, lingering bitterness. Not my favorite Deschutes offering; but certainly not a bad beer.
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mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a well above average IPA. I love good IPA and for me this is one of them. It is very hoppy and has a good bitter end to it.
davidezdonz (113) - , HONG KONG - SEP 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber color with a fairly thin tan head. The aroma is wonderful, with pine predominating, but hops and citrus are also present. The flavor is hoppy with serious citrus overtones and a nice balance of malt. It has a nice "bright" flavor that is crisp and defined. Man oh man, this is good stuff, but you’ll really want to appreciate a hoppy brew to really enjoy it best. I’d like to pair this brew with pulled pork (with deep smoke flavor, of course), grilled corn on the cob and mustard potato salad.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of caramel, and some pine and grapefruit aromas.
Poured an amber color with a copper hue and a sticky off white head.
A lot of caramel with sweet English Tea and has some grapfruit and alcohol taste throughout.
Medium bodied, resinous, with lively soft carbonation.
Decent for a session starter or an inline session beer, for me.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass. Best by date of 06/05/12
Aroma: citrus hops, peaches and oranges. bit of floral.
Appearance: deep copper color. hazy. two finger off-white head that faded slowly. laces glass nicely.
Taste: very balanced on the sweetness and bitter. not too much on the sweet and the bitter is fairly tame.
Palate: light body and slick texture. lively carbonation. bitter finish but pleasant
Overall: great tasting beer. very refreshing. surprised at the 6.8% alcohol. lots of flavor. would have liked a stronger smell of citrus and floral. Prefer this over the Firestone Walker Union Jack I recently had. Will pick this up again.
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a thick white head that sticks around. Aroma is tropical fruit, a little breadiness. Taste is piney, slightly peppery, some fruit in the background and finishes with a nice fading bitterness. Medium mouth feel. This beer is prettt great; a little different than the average IPA but definitely in a good way.
Ahuth (107) - - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice smell. Nice bitter taste as soon as one drinks it. Nice citrus almost berry. Great iPa
kragelund (107) - , DENMARK - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33,5cl) Pours a beautiful Copper red with a white long lasting head. Nice hoppy aroma. Nice bitter flavour.