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RATINGS: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Enter, if you will, all the glorious aromatic complexity of the hop. This big, bold IPA’s intense multi-hop kick gets a subtle dose of restraint from select Crystal and Carastan malts. For discriminating hop heads.


Linc's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (739) - Sydney, - MAY 31, 2007
Cloudy bronze colour. Moderately hoppy aroma, though the hops aren’t very lively, their aroma seems muted, flat and wet if that makes sense. Like the aroma, hop flavours are not well defined they tend to wallow in sweet malt and slowly peter out into a spicy hop finish. I suspect the bottle I tried was not the freshest, but it didn’t really show signs of past glory. Unlike most other Deschutes beers, this one did not really impress me.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2073) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a dark red-amber with an attractive head of uneven white cream. Aroma is also an attractive mix of distinct hops and malts that are rich and well blended. The malt backbone supports a strong hop punch of bitterness and resin. The alcohol is noticeable but not off-putting. Overall nicely balanced and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fakebeersnob (316) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Aroma is more malt tha hops. Between the aroma and the beige coloring, it reminded me more of an amber ale (that is on the hoppier side). The taste is more hop forward. A bit more of a resin side. Some floral, and a bit of citrus, but that is if you are searching. I get more resin than anything. That is followed by a sweet malt backing. Alcohol is masked well. Low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel with a bit of prickling on the tip of the tongue. Not a bad beer, but if I want an IPA, I doubt I would go for this. If I want a smoother less hoppy ale, I could see myself reaching for this.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1267) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 7, 2016
It wasn’t bad and had a nice aroma. My main criticism is the taste sat in my mouth way to long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigcat03 (259) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Ruby red and a small off white head. Aroma is a little malty and piney. Taste is much more complex! Loads of floral, pine, and a tiny bit of citrus in there all hitting you at once. Pine resin aftertaste. A nice medium body and kinda light carbonation. Hard to call this balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2016
malty and fresh hops in the aroma. Flavor wise, hops lean towards resin. Very drinkable and great body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 13, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1351) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2016
From a 355ml bottle on 3/5/2016. Pours a dark golden/light amber with a medium head. Has a light aroma of caramel and floral hops. Flavour wise, there’s a decent dash of caramel malt, some sweet citrus fruit, followed by quite a spicy, slightly peppery bitterness - a bit rye IPA-like. Medium bodied with average carbonation.Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pwanamaker (11) - Kansas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Dark amber/copper with a nice lasting head. Caramel aroma. Taste is fairly typical IPA, maybe a little more caramel and a nice finish. Good body and mouthfeel. Not my favorite, but not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (2190) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2016
A grain malt forward IPA. Flavors are definitely earthy and malty. Nice head that last. toast and carbonation. aroma is nice citrus. Good mouth feel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lowe1983 (1486) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malts and that about it. Not much hops for an IPA. Flavor has more hops than the aroma but not much more. Kind of had a soapy flavor as well.


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