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Deschutes Quail Springs IPA

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A remarkably quaffable English-style India Pale Ale, Quail Springs I.P.A. is hopped with Chinook, Crystal, Magnum, Styrian and U.K. Kent hops, imparting a floral aroma and lively bitter flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2006
BB 11/05: Pour hazy holden with a dense bright white head...smell is fairly weak hop nose with a hint of grapefruit...Rastacouere’s description is spot on, I almost want to just copy his rating...mouthfeel is a tad on the still side...some sweet malty flavor up front and the hint of hops bittering at the end...I think this is tasty, and wonder what a fresh bottle would be like...there’s lots of faint hop throughout this beer but if it was fresher I think it would get a gigher rating from me...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
12oz, BB nov. 2005. Nice looking pour, a gentle hazy golden displaying active nuclear carbonation that doesn’t translate into agression in mouth. The head is white, mostly lasting, but small throughout. Slightly faded hop aromas nevertheless offer up nicely pointy spicy flavors with a floral/woody backbone. Obvious malt backbone, rather soft, lightly toasty. Crisp in mouth if the effervescence is not as durable as I might have hoped. Grows quite dry, finishing with a floral and grassy bite. Another very clean and restrained Deschutes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAR 9, 2006
Bottle. Bottle conditioned. Aroma - floral, malty. Pours a little bit cloudy, yellowish orange, ~1cm off-white head that disappears quickly, but leaves some foam that laces in the glass. Taste is light for an IPA. Balanced pretty strongly towards bitterness, but not a lot of hop flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty light, which makes this very drinkable. I’d almost call it a lawnmower beer. Different for an IPA, but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Aroma is slight, piney, citrus, flower and malts in the background. This is kind of weak on the hops for an IPA, IMO. This reminds me of Bass or Fuller’s Pale Ale. Slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is thin an watery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Floral, citrus aroma. Light orange, white head. Balanced bitter with slight sourness. Smooth bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Pours a beautiful golden amber color with a nice thick head that quickly fades away leaving just a little sticky lace. Aroma is a little on the weak side for an IPA, faint, piney hops with just a little maltiness in the background. Taste is great and crisp, the dominate hop pressence bite that you expect from an IPA is perfect. Very good beer and out of bottle as well

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
12oz. bottle. Slightly hazy yellow-orange with a small white head. Harsh chalky and grassy hop aroma with some mellow malt underneath. Lemony herbal hop flavor with a subdued malt character. Grassy, chalky resinous finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, dry.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Somewhat grassy, otherwise floral aroma. Cloudy, yellow-golden in appearance with medium carbonation. Starts balanced but quickly becomes too sweet and then skunky. Good mouthfeel, but not enough to overcome the other aspects. A below average IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Color: amber honey. Nose; citrus, malt, slightly nutty. Palate; medium nectar. Smooth hops for an IPA. Great flavors. I appreciate Deschutes, they have a definable style appealing to the curious drinkers who want to try something outside their usual brew but in a totally different genre. If you want to try an IPA but are a little discouraged by the press, try this one. It’s a great intro style, mellow and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 This beer pours with a lightly hazy, full copper color that is topped by a frothy, light tan colored that is initially about a finger thick. The aroma is herbal and full of notes of pine. The aromatics in the finish have a dry, toasty malt note to it as well as a resinous hop note to it. The resinous aromatics are the most prevalent, but there are some subtle notes of citrus as well. The aroma overall though is a tad muted for an IPA.

The taste is lightly sweet up front, which helps to accentuate a light citrus note, which is ultimately drowned out by a resinous, herbal pine note. It finishes with a sharp hop bitterness that is almost biting. The beer is actually a bit on the light side, in both flavor and palate. Could certainly use a bit more oomph though, while the bitterness is solid and biting, it needs either a bit more malt or a bit more flavor hop additions. It is nice and quaffable though and as the beer warms up a bit the citrus note becomes a bit more prominent.

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