robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge frothy wedding gown white head. Deep orange body. Somewhat muted hop character considering it has Cascades in it. Bit of bitterness lingers on the palate. Good refreshing beer, but I think it was lingering for a while on the shelf as the Best By date was 7/10/12.
ndfreak77 (97) - USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice piney aroma with slight citrus notes. A refreshing pale ale with a nice mouthful of hops. Finishes with bitter hoppiness. Overall a pretty good beer!
78samh (146) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a slightly cloudy gold color with a nice off white head. Aroma of pine and sweet citrus hops. Taste is similar with a hint of grass/ hay. Just the right amount of bitterness for the style. Great pale ale! And one of my stand-bys.
skoisirius (1716) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s just one of those beers you grew up with as a PacNWer. Jah know????????
rangerred (927) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly clear medium copper with just a thin white head that fades away to a bit of wispy lacing on top of the beer. Nothing on the sides of the glass.
Aroma of peach and cherries with maybe a touch of grape. It is definitely fruity but not necessarily tropical. Some hints of caramel as well.
The flavor carries the same fruitiness found in the aroma with subtle hints of strawberry, peach, and cherry. There is a strong grain note in the base that I have noticed with other Deschutes Brews. It provides a nice contrast to the hops although borders on being too much. Bitterness is light leading to a palate cleansing finish.
Overall, not a bad APA although I feel like it is rated a little higher than it should be. The graininess is just a little too much but I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this up again.
Niall73 (1801) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle while in Vancouver. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is lightly malty with lemon and pine. Light body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, light wood, light pine, lemon, a little orange and a hint of metal. Nice.
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FestDecBeet (156) - - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: pours a burnt orange color. Slightly off white head. Very clear.
Smell: caramel toffee. Slight hop aroma. Malty.
Taste: more malt than expected. Caramel. Toffee. Slight bitterness on the front. Bitter citrus peel as it warms up.
Feel: medium carbonation. Leaves a strange film on the mouth. Slight dryness.
Overall: not as much hop as I like. Ok beer. Comparable to a English IPA.
First drank: home 9/1/14
winto (30) - Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
nose: oh man, this smells FRESH. like barely cut wild grass by the highway, plus a vineyard [white grape] note, all after a summer storm! there’s also tangelo, raspberry and sauvignon blanc. !!!
palate: more on the herbal side. grapefruit and lemon poke their heads here and there and retreat behind the prominent salad green flavors. bitterness is appropriate and measured. that sauv blanc pungency (a little bit like vinaigrette) also shows up at the back end, and a little bit of citrusy sweetness. everything is kept in more or less perfect balance. impressive! finish is all the mix gradually trailing off. very satisfying.
Pyrmir (3367) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GH, Uppsala. Cloudy orange with white head. Aroma and taste has lots of citrus, grapefruit and pine with a nice malt and caramel backbone.
BrewHaMeister (166) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at Home. Nice citrus, caramel, resin hop aromas. Mild bitter flavor. Not too bad.
Shinskyweiser (35) - - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light amber, with thick long lasting head. Smells of floral hops. Taste of bread/crackers dominate with a floral hop finish. Well balanced beer.