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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8109) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Draught at the Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Mild pine, mild sweetness and mild bitterness in the aroma. Bitter resiny and piney hoppy flavour with sweet maltiness. I was expecting even more extreme pine elements in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1614) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at naked city. Pours clear golden limited head lots of lacing. Nose is pine. Flavours of pine and grapefruit dank. Taste med/big bitter light sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation, lasting bitterness in finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (103) - - MAY 1, 2015
Deschutes doesnít make a bad beer, but this isnít my favorite of their IPAs. All hops and scarcely any malts makes for an overly bitter brew, even to a hophead. Or maybe itís the "hop x," idk. Pours mostly clear light orange. Aroma is nice, citrus peel, pine of course. Taste as mentioned is very dry and bitter, some orange and more citrus peel. Finish drys the palate, which is unfortunate. Would be better paired with a cheese or some such. Still, itís not bad at all and Iíll will drink it gladly if not seek it out again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2693) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joeís. Medium golden in color with a hint of amber. Nose is skunky hops. Smooth with some decent grapefruit hoppiness. A touch of pine. Finish is fairly bitter. Decent IPA. Nothing really stands out though.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (227) - Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2015
Clear in appearance. Gold in color with a thick, bubbley white head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma consist of a dominant orange zest. Piney with slight banana aromas. Slick texture with low carbonation. Not as hoppy of a taste as i was hoping. Very dry feel. Does leave a slight bitter finish. Overall a drinkable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (661) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Miller, super bitter start to finish, some pine and grapefruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2015
with a name like this i expect to smell pine but i donít, resin okay, with some caramel and grassy green. Clear yellow with a green-amber tinge, thin white head. What am i tasting, butter, hereís some pine, syrup without maple, almost camphor deeper in the gullet. A forest-y finish. The palate is confused.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rproff78 (146) - - APR 14, 2015
Pretty good IPA from Deschutes Brewery. I usually like everything they make!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Best by 7/24/15 date. A: Light amber with a few dancing lines of bubbles. Huge foamy head. N: Enormous pine, orange, and pineapple. Hint of grapefruit. Earth floor and fall leaves. Cracker base. Hint of lemon. T: Quite bitter, light malt, cleanly delineated. M: Medium body, fizzing carbonation that starts with a noticeable prickle and then dies into a soft nothingness. No alcohol presence. O: A potent IPA whose name is pretty clear about what youíre going to get. Deschutes continues to produce clean, quality beers, and I, for one, am glad for it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TylerGreenDC (509) - - APR 12, 2015
Draft. Aroma if chalky pine resin. Flavors are dusty and dry, hinting at resin but never quite landing on it. Thereís a hint of citrus here too. Finishes as quickly as a water cracker.


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