AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - AUG 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap...Pours a bronze color with a well lasting head. Typical of Deschutes beers. the aromas are a balance of fresh citrus and banana-tea like yeasts. The yeasts are a strong tell for this brewer, in my opinion, and I find it pleasing. Hops are bitter, but not overwhelming...the mouthtaste was full and lasting a decent medium dry finish with more subltle tea notes compared to this brewer’s IPA offering. I’ll go back to this one again, too.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt and hops, with neither character all that distinctive memorable. Just your average pale ale.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a big fan of the style but this was good. Clear amber body nestled beneath a frothy white head. Aroma was bread dough, citrus, pine, flowers. Medium body with a watery texture and gentle carbonation. The flavor was crisp and clean. Even refreshing. Same bready notes with touches of fruit.
pinkzambia (1394) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours gold and cloudy and has a malty aroma. The taste displays a good balance of hops and malts. It has a creamy feel and a great aftertaste. A few days later, I also got to sample it on tap at the brewery in Bend. Will enjoy again in the future.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good floral hop aromea to this one. Body was more of a cooper color like an IPA with a decent head and some lacing. Flavor of hops at first and near the end a sweet grapefruit flavor. Cool and crisp at start but as beer ended there was a dry citrus taste.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice clear amber with a perfect thick off-white head. Floral, cascade aroma with a touch of bread. Flavor has notes of caramel, grapefruit/citrus and a touch of wood and pine. Moderately sweet, ends with a nice hop bitterness Medium body with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Lacing hangs on the glass in sheets, great head retention. Very nice beer.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber color with a nice quarter inch head that fades to a ring and leaves good lacing behind. Aroma is nicely piney with little bits of caramel mixed in. Medium to light bodied. Nicely hopped, the bitterness just comes to the forefront and doesn’t go overboard. Quite a nice APA.
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best all around northwest beer. If I were to walk into a Safeway, 7-11, or some average place and didn’t want to dick around, I’d grab this and feel proud. Taste great, drinks fast, has what it takes to want to consume endless bottles. Only reason it doesn’t get a 4.0 is for the hefty 7.29 + dep. price tag. 5.99 is the best price I found. This is one of my favorites. Not a bad choice unless you just don’t like good tasting beer.
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle in Three Rivers, CA. Not a bad sample. Pours typical golden/yellow with a decent head. Not much on the aroma side of things. Some hoppy citrus. Flavors were better with the hops coming on stronger and lingering for a while through the finish. Average APA.
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice hoppy contribution to the Pale Ale scene. If you don’t know the wonders of the Cascade Hop you need to try this brew. Open the Bottle and your hit with the spice/citrus of the Cascade. As you drink the refreshing carbonation and Hops dominate the palate. Ends with a drying crispness ala Cascade.
A worthy addition to the overcrowded APA scene.