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Deschutes Pine Drops IPA

Deschutes Pine Drops IPA
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1699) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1744) - 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 canít get passed the fruitiness tho. Dry light finish. Some alcohol noted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1970) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (912) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft at Deschutes Brewing Co with Taylor. Pours golden bronze no head. Aroma is earthy hops, sweet wheat, hint of coolaid. Taste is bitter sticky sweet hops, earthy, resin, pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2014
12oz pour at Flo and Santos. Pours clear orange with a lasting and very good lacing big and thick off-white frothy head. Aroma is dominated by malt - biscuit,caramel, grapefruit, peach, citrus and pine. Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is fluffy, carbonation is moderate+. Finishes balanced with hops.Goes down real easy - great drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (3939) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Clear golden under a fading white head. Pine needle and dank earthy hops on the nose, mostly piney and a little bit like marihuana. Full body with a lovely palate and carbonation, full of pine and leafy bitterness, a touch of earthy resins and a little touch of dank lemon rind. But mostly earthy pine notes. Itís okay, could use a stronger or more nuanced malt body besides just íthereí.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2055) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draft at tjs. Pours clear golden with a solid white head. The aroma has plenty of citrus, some floral notes, light pine. The taste has a nice mango, melon, pears, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Slightly hazy, bubbly head, lemony, slightly piney aroma with a splash of biscuity malt. Hop juice character, lemony, touch of pine, and a light pale malt signature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft. Tropical mango smell. Flavor is pine, some fruitiness, finishes dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1599) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2014
I had this on tap this afternoon at Hangar on the Wharf, Juneau, AK. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance was a super clear yellow color with a less than half finger white foamy head (bar pour, no worries). There was more than enough carbonation seen rising into the quickly dissipating head. The smell, well, it actually kinda reminded me of Alaskanís Hoar Frost IPA as there seemed to be that German malty sweetness trying to overpower some of the bitter citrus sweet hops. The taste is basically semi-sweet but lets a decent amount of bitter hoppiness come through to balance out for the most part. Honestly, I really didnít get too much of an aftertaste, but there is a decent quick semi-sweet malty finish. On the palate, this one sits fairly light. I found myself not necessarily sipping this one, but actually drinking (not gulping). I enjoyed it and found it pretty sessionable. Overall, though I already compared it Alaskanís Hoar Frost and I know this was out way before Alaskanís version of this and Iím just now having this today, Iím pretty sure I would have this again.

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