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Deschutes Pinedrops IPA

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (383) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Aroma of sappy pine, toffee, and sweet tea. Flavors of earthy malts, pine, citrus, and caramel. Good malt hop balance. I liked this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BruceHartford3 (7) - - NOV 29, 2015 does not count
Aroma: pine, resin, pineapple pith, citrus, herbs Appearance: weak gold, dirty urine, haze, minimal white head Taste: light, medium bitter, delish, smooth on the back end, herbs stand out more in mouth Palate: medium, smooth/bitter balance on tongue, slightly oily mouthfeel, lively, not overly fizzy, medium astringency, relish bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - NOV 29, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a nice fresh pine and spruce smell. Mixed with these stronger aromas are some lighter notes of a tropical fruit nature, with some tangerine and a little bit of mango and pineapple. Along with these aromas comes a hint of grass and a little bit of bread, creating a rather nice inviting pine tree aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins dry, with a nice cracker taste mixed with some of the pine and spruce hop that were detected in the nose. While dry upfront, there are some lighter fruit notes of tangerine and pineapple, which fade as the taste advances. While these sweeter flavors fade, some other tastes of a more grainy and grassy nature take their place. With the mix of spruce, pine, grass and herbal hops that are left on the tongue, in combination with the lighter sweet and crisp cracker tastes of the brew, one is left with a rather dry and crisp, “green hop” taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side for an IPA of 6.5 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner and more crisp body is great for the dry cracker tastes of the brew, with the combination of body and carbonation being very nice for the more dank hop tastes of the brew. Overall the feel is fantastic as it matched well the crisp and clean tastes of the brew. Overall – This is a very enjoyable more dank, “green”, hopped ale. Nice and crisp and very enjoyable. This one I rather enjoy and would defiantly recommend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Cask gravity @ GBBF 2015. Pours a clear pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy weak peachy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (446) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours a mostly clear yellowish color with a thick white head that had good retention and left plenty of lacing around the glass. The aroma was mostly fruity and not much noticeable pine notes that the name would suggest. However, in the taste you do pick up the pine resin and hoppy bitterness. There is also some fruity flavors as well and a little bit of sweet Malts. The mouthfeel is medium and watery. Overall, a great beer worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2015, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Deschutes Pinedrops IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, tropical fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, tropical fruit - peach - citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20150811]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (676) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2015
A different IPA for sure, but quite good. Clear golden-yellow color with a medium white head. If you have one, taste is citrusy, a little bit of pine, nice malt background, some juicy tropical fruit. If you have more than one, the pine takes over quite a lot. Better than a 92, current rating, in my book, but not an elite IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bnoel09 (515) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Poured into a shaker glass. Golden color with a white head. Nice lacing on this one. Aroma is really piney, almost sap like, with some notes of citrus and alcohol as well. Flavor is bready malt with some light caramel notes and lots of resionous and piney hops. Great layers of flavor, slightly sticky mouthfeel, a nice crispness, and a great finish. This is really easy to drink and has awesome flavor. One of the best IPA’s I’ve had in awhile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (838) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Had a few of these, can’t believe I didn’t rate yet. Poured from the bottle, a bit cloudy. Nice head. Aroma is sure citrusy. Flavor is bitter, nice citrus notes. Amazing flavor on this dude. I do enjoy this ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2015
I chanced getting a sixtel keg of this. Poured into a Leffe stem glass, pours hazy gold with head and lace. Big aroma of pine, lemon zest, light honey and grains. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, straw hops, pine sap, grapefruit rind. Overall rich, bold, flavorful and a little rough with bitterness.

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