Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had this one so often I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet. Pours a cloudy copper color with a nice white head. Strong aroma of flowers and hops. Flavor is, complete, bitter and hoppy. Finish is full and hearty with a very nice hoppy aftertaste. Pound for pound one of the best IPAs out there. Deschutes has yet to let me down.
CapFlu (5074) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Sampled at a Sushi restaurant on Pioneer Square called Tig Asian Tapas Bar in Seattle on October 17, 2007. Pours a foamy white head with a cloudy orange body. Nose of oranged and vegetables. Flavour is mild and subdued with a lemon finish. Uneventful.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reliable pale ale with good hopping, and body. Nice fruity notes. This beer is always on tap around portland and cases of it found everywhere. A solid pale ale.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a decent sized head. Nice citrus hops aroma. Good flavor, nice maltiness with a solid hop bite. Very nice pale ale.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a nice reddish-amber color with good head formation of tiny bubbles that hung around for awhile, and then gradually dissipated to a scummy coating. Aroma is definitely discernible, but is fairly mild with some hop fruitiness. Flavor is balanced, with some nice maltiness accompanied by some very pleasant hop fruitiness. Mouthfeel is a quite light and pleasant.
This beer is highly drinkable...it’ll scratch your hop itch, but light enough to have a few. Definitely recommended.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful copper color, with a moderate head from the bottle. Great hop taste for a pale ale, with no off aftertaste. No overpowering hoppy aroma, but very sweet taste intially, followed by a slight bitterness. No lingering flavor. A personal favorite, especially after a long day at work or in the fall.
goldbrew (99) - USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 From tap in bar glass. A fine smoothness for a pale ale. Dense hop presence throughout but not overwhelming. The bite plays nicely with the malt. Satisfying finish without the offensive macho aggressiveness often found in other PAs. Clearly an above average pale ale here. Recommended.
tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Context may have help this one - first tried it after a long hike in Glacier Np. Regardless, a great well-balanced pale with enough complexity to keep me interested.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a pretty good pale ale but not that extraordinary. I would try this again though.
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WBF. Didn’t take really good notes for this one. I remember it being decent, nothing special. Standard american pale ale, moderate hop presence and a decent malt balance.