RateBeer
overall
94
90
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlihcsnatas (458) - Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Hazy gold brew with nice head that holds a while. Big grapefruit aroma but the taste is massive pine and citrus hops. Some might say too much hops, but that is the way I like it. Very enjoyable brew while sitting in the pool on this hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1443) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle shared by Damian and Lona. Pours a hazy amber with off white head. Taste and aroma of balanced hoppiness and malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale golden orange with a frothy soapy white head that sticks around. Aroma has a piney wet spruce scent with soft citrus coming through mixed with Pilsner malt. Taste is bitter resinous pine needles citrus rind and spice malt. Palate is crisp medium and dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2015
On tap at Eddyline. Clear gold appearance with a white head and thick lacing. Aroma of heavy pine, hop resin, floral notes, herbs, pale malts and light citrus. Similar flavor, almost harsh bitterness with the piney hop resin. Average body. Overall, itís OK. Kind of hard to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1255) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2015
355 ML bottle Clear orange yellow color, thin white collar. Good spotty lacing. Nose is citrus and pine. Very aggressive pine. Lean and very clean. Nice nose. Taste is pine and lemon citrus. Way too sweet and borders on a lemon lollipop with pine. Taste is lemongrass, lemon, and pine. Quite oily. Very coating but also very sweet. Tone the sweetness down and this would be excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6042) - Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
12oz bottle shared by Mikey at the Beer Bar
Clear golden with a medium sized white head, lots of lacing. Aroma and flavors are full of pine resin and bitter
While I really liked a few ozís I had, Iím not sure I would a enjoy a whole bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4805) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Nice orange pour. Light body. Light nose. Pine and resin in flavor. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2015
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).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (457) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2015
PDX Brewpub #5. Hazy golden yellow. Aroma is pine hops. Taste the same. Very bitter. Not as good as fresh squeezed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1082) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass From: My friend Don Price: N/A Purchased: N/A; Received July 25, 2015 Consumed: July 25, 2015 Misc.: Best by Oct. 15, 2015 Thanks Don! 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


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50