WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was far more hoppy than I expected from an American pale, more like a west coast IPA. Great pine and citrus hops with a long bitter finish. Cloudy unfiltered amber to orange with a small head. Sweet malts, hops, and a long hop finish. Better than I expected.
hopscotch (9736) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Hazy golden ale with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is very "West Coast"... floral and fruity with plenty of grapefruit and pine. Sturdy malt and sturdy hops result in a well-balanced flavor. Medium-bodied and silky with lively carbonation. Mid-length, evenly bitter finish. A shout goes out to kenb for providing this bottle!
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark golden in colour with a rather large head. Wellbalanced and round. Malty and hoppy with a nice dryness. Hints of fruits and spices.
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Very sweet, aromatic smell that runs over into the taste. Lots of activity and hops is the overlaying flavor. Medium body with a crisp finish on the palate. Overall a nice beer to kick-back and enjoy.
beerabill (14) - Silverdale, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Floral aroma. Taste is hops creamy fruit candy. Good head that slowly settles. Good lacing. Nice aftertaste, a good smooth pale.
unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I sampled this bottle at King Estate Winery. light amber in color. aroma contains a hint of pine, medium bodied
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Been wanting to try different Deschutes beers for awhile. Even though I have great access to them I never have really got around to it. This beer poured a amber color with a small white head that left alright lacing along the inside of the glass. Aroma was hops, sweet malt, and some fruit. Flavor was similar to a toned down IPA, with malt and hops coming through.
after4ever (6315) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Very cloudy medium amber with a thin white head that settles quickly to a layer of foam. Smells yeasty with malt sweetness. Is my nose broken the last few days? Seems like I’ve put it in a dozen IPAs, APAs, and bitters that smell more like yeast and malt than they do hops--by a long shot. This smells almost orange-y, and the finish has a brief crash of sweetness before the hops kick in. There’s a decent malt profile, some biscuit and maybe a bit of crystal. I can’t in good conscious describe the hops in this beer as "copious," though, however well-intentioned Deschutes’ PR guy was when he wrote that. This is a nice mild APA by PNW standards. I dig what they’re saying about using this as a standby food beer; good call. Up here, this beer is ubiquitous and I’m trying hard not to dismiss it as overly familiar; I’d have to say it has a good high-medium body and rich mouthfeel with plenty of carb. It’s got a nice chewy satisfaction to it for an APA.
benpickens (420) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney, biscuity aroma. A medium bodied smoothness follwed by a mouth coating hop finish. Good american pale ale.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 Bottle. Pours amber, with a moderate head. Aroma is moderately sweet, with pine and grapefruit hops. Taste is more towards a fresh citrus/grapefruit taste, with a moderate amount of grapefruity bitterness, a hint of pine, and a bit of a slightly sweet malt backbone. Decent, but doesn’t stand out.