BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Indiana_Red: Pours to a light amber with rose highlights showing through in the light; small off-white head that quickly reduces to a ring around the outside of the glass. Aroma is a yeasty fruit, pilsner-like malts, a bit of spicy pale malt/rubber band, and leather. Light bodied. Taste is initially more fruity than I expected (apples, pear, berries, touch of banana) with notes of light malts, cereal grains, grass, leaves, biscuits, light wood, with a hint of citrus/grapefruit towards the end. Finishes somewhat sweet with notes of butter, grass, and mild citrus.
TAR (2387) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange peach. Balanced nose of leathery/English yeast and piney hop perfume with hints of apricot and woody malt. Loads of fruity esters. Tightly robust carbonation. Firmly bodied. First sip yields a glut of earthy yeast. Mild datelike and honeyed biscuit sweetness with bits of grain dust caressing the palate. Trace acidity couples with pungent citrus rind and a savory duo of husky-accented toasty pale malt flavors and nutty yeast. Fruity and lightly buttery, throughout, but ends up finishing appetizingly dry and hoppy as the firm yeast stamp accentuates the dryness. Just a solid hybrid all the way through.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a bit of a problem of drinking this after i had a moylans double ipa...this was like water. took my palate about halfway to warm up to it. very easy and silky to drink with nice cascade aftertaste.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a quality easy drinking beer for any time of the year. It pours a copper color with a medium white head. Beautiful fruity hop aroma. Well balanced fruity citrus flavors, a touch of malt, and a subtle lingering hop finish. Pass me another.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Indiana red sent me this brew.I love deschutes brews .I used to get sixs sent from Belmont station before they went
commercial freight. This is a great beer with ample citrus hoppy aroma and taste
Toasted Malt blend perfectly a smooth brew.Get it fresh and get it often!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a sweet caramel malty aroma backed by hops and floral accents. Flavour has some suprising apple and pear sweetness, and itís very nicely balanced with the hops (too many pales are just over hopped). Even some grape flavour going on as this ends with a nice sublte bitterness.
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice light slightly cloudy gold,strong fruity nose of hops.
on taste..very good,close to exceptional,perfume,flowers lemon and malt in a well balanced blend.
I could drink these all night long.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an earthy/amber color with a decent oak hued head. Citrus and soft evergreen hops are prevelent in the first wif and give way to a solid malt balance aided by toasted malts. The taste starts with the piny hops but itís the malt flavor that dominates. It is a darkish malt similar to molasses. A little more hop balance in the mouth would have made this a much better pale. Not bad, iíll drink it again.
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent pale ale. Awesome hop flavor and a somewhat fruity(?) aroma. Very nice indeed. Worth giving a try.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with faint fruity aroma.
A bit thin with late, fruity bitterness.