drfabulous (4794) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Nice orange pour. Light body. Light nose. Pine and resin in flavor. Nicely done.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear orange-gold with a medium-sized white head. Hoppy aroma impression is mandarin orange, pine, lychee candies, and something that is best described as StreeTarts or dippin dots... powdery / sugary / fruity / artificial... that mild but distinct dirtiness that Deschutes has is some many of their beers. Medium bodied, chewy, rich, gripping, lightly acidic, moderately sweet, bitterness a little overblown for the sugar level. Juicy and oily across the middle and back, expresses hops well, grips the back of the mouth, creates saliva... I gotta say, other than the slight dirtiness in the nose, Deschutes did well with this one. Not overly sugary or under-attenuated like some of their other recent IPAs, and the hops resemble that mandarin orange character I sometimes get in Cascade, along with some kind of mild farm / game notes (like Strisselspalt or Neomexicanus).
HKdIPA (457) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
PDX Brewpub #5. Hazy golden yellow. Aroma is pine hops. Taste the same. Very bitter. Not as good as fresh squeezed.
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: My friend Don
Purchased: N/A; Received July 25, 2015
Consumed: July 25, 2015
Misc.: Best by Oct. 15, 2015
Poured a golden, pale, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. A few bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Some sporadic spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.13)
Smelled wet Cascade, pine, spicy Simcoe (but probably Chinook), Citra zest, light resin, faint floral and mandarin rind. Reminding me a lot of Fresh Squeezed IPA. (Smell - 4.13)
Taste followed the nose and, in my opinion, followed Fresh Squeezed IPA. Got bitter pine cone, wet Cascade, earthy resin, Chinook, caramel, tangerine rind and even some grapefruit. (Taste - 4.00)
Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was nice for the style, but still reminded me a lot of the Fresh Squeezed IPA. Fresh Squeezed IPA adjace? (Overall - 4.00)
NOTE: I looked up what I gave Fresh Squeezed IPA and it was a 4.02, just 0.01 behind tonightís rating of Pinedrops IPA.
4.03 90 A
gregwilsonstl (1391) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really light easy drinking ipa. Some slight orange. Tasted at Craft Beer Cellar. Nice.
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Malt Shoppe, with a best by date of 11/11/2015. Very
clear pale orange pour with little head. Aroma has - duh - pine. And
pine. And some toffee. Taste is of sprucey tangy pine, light tangy
fruits, oranges and sweet toffee. Light to medium bodied and syrupy, with a
bit of alcohol. Finishes bitter tangy with a solid sweet presence.
Very pine-y. Quite one dimensional. 13.5
gschrade (828) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, pine, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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reberiii (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís solid, but not really remarkable. Easy drinking, definitely sessionable, I would select this over several other craft beers if given a range to select from, but will not seek it out again at a bottle shop of over 400 beers.
scoth (607) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy copper with a thin white head, moderate retention. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and biscuit. Medium-thin body, velvety, dry, moderate carbonation. Minimally sweet, with an enjoyably strong lingering bitter finish. Delightfully over-hopped.
Ctplt777 (323) - - JUL 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pinedrops is a perfect name for this beer. Tons of pine in the aroma and in the taste. Itís like youíre walking into a pine forest. Very hop forward with hardly any malt. PERFECT. Itís so tasty. Super bitter and dry. Overall and absolute winner of an ipa, I would drink this until I was in another galaxy. Cheers!