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Deschutes Pinedrops IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
desurfer (1286) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Draft @ the Portland brewpub. Distinctly piney/woody hoppiness lives up to the moniker. On the drier side. Unique flavor profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6473) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Clean pale golden color wth small white head. Aroma is tangy grassy fruity sweet wth melon and straw. Taste is also grassy sweet with more melon and danky weed. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, Nice one

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillers (11) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2016
Deschutes have a way of naming their beers that basically tells it as it is. Pine Drops! Its pine in the nose all the way through to the pallet. Tastes like your drinking fresh pine juice. Nice and hoppy.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Pine, moss, and marigold nose. Hazy amber, medium head, good lace. Marigold, marijuana, and collards, grain husk finish. Gym sock overtones. Medium body, easy carbonation, resinous. I’m not a fan of the hop bill.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Clear, bright light orange. Frothy white head. Pine mixed nicely with sweet caramel. Some sweet citrus as well. Maybe too sweet, but very tasty. Mild bitterness. Thankfully pine isn’t harsh or cloying.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmandaJane (1) - Occidental, California, USA - SEP 15, 2016 does not count
Bright citrus herbal aroma, and dry bitter hoppiness and citrus peel notes. Fairly light in body with a pleasantly astringent finish. Crisp and clean, not malty sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispaire (47) - - SEP 6, 2016
Poured from bottle. Aroma of a danky, freshly rained on forest, which is a bit refreshing compared to the stereotypical IPAs. But when the taste matches the aroma, leaving you with a foresty, pine-forward aftertaste, that’s where I draw the line. Other than that, it’s a decent middle of the road IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2016
12 ounce bottle, 3/19/16. Hazy golden, medium foamy white head, decent retention. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine, pale malt. The taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit, lime, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (963) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle from Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, vegetal, mild marmalade. Taste is light pine, bitter vegetal hops. Not offensive but this one is a miss for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pine drops Pours golden Amber with a massive foamy white head that laces massively. Aroma is grass and piney hops. Taste is short with a touch of citrus; pine and hopped bitterness dominates. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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