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Deschutes Pine Drops IPA

Deschutes Pine Drops IPA
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This West Coast IPA is like that sweet little Nordic trail off the main trail of Meissner - it takes the high road. Using Pilsner base malt, it is light on malt but not hops. With a hop bill consisting of Amarillo, Centennial, Northern Brewer, and experimental hop X, we packed in the pine along with the citrus notes we love.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2014
"Has the hop strength to convince you it’s a double, just without the alcohol or residual sweetness. Really spot on for what they were going for...pine sap and citrus through and through. Hell, I’m probably low balling this at 4.2. Really nice!"

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nittanyjim (57) - - AUG 26, 2014
Clean, mild pine noise. Cloudy pale gold. Excellent lacing. Solid bitter start, mixed with pine. Fades slowly to bittering hops. Moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (769) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Clear light golden pour with white head. Aroma is crisp with citrus and pine. No alcohol detected and fairly light bodied for the abv, crisp, bitter but not overly. Pine, citrus, white bread malt backing. Easy drinking, okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1772) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Draught at bar. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, pine, resin and mango. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, resin and pine. Very nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at SB. Pours a crystal clear medium amber with bright golden brown edges. Creamy light whitish head that sticks around. They’re not kidding about the pine; the nose hits all the pine notes--fresh needles in the forest, fresh cut wood in the shop, and that darker pine resin note. Creamy light body with lively carb. Deep pine notes on the mid palate; well-shown needles and fresh cut soft wood, washed out in a crisp resiny bite on the finish. If you’re building a hop flavor wheel, this is probably your outermost anchor for the pine spoke.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (965) - Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
On tap, pours a nice gold yellow. Nice hop, pine, citrus nose. Attack is a bit weak compared to the nose. Still a very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1822) - USA - JUL 21, 2014
Clear gold in color.... Aroma is huge pine hops, citrus notes... Flavor is incredibly smooth, great balance, creamy malt mouthfeel, pine hop backbone is prevalent, notes of citrus... Great IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1876) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at Toronado. Sheila is super piney with some gummi bear (or worm). Pour is fairly hazy light yellow. Taste is piney with a lot of the fruitiness. Interesting flavor. Really can’t get passed the fruitiness tho. Dry light finish. Some alcohol noted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1998) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Clear orange, off-white head. Citrus, pine, tropical fruit, sweet malt aroma. Fruity taste with moderate bitterness.Medium bodied. Nice.


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