NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma, and visually appealing: very thick looking, with bits floating around, but perhaps not nearly enough body to back up the looks of it. A sour pinnapple flavor that soars right up the nose, but not hoppy enough to compare to my favorite IPA’s.
Dogbrick (7571) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Medium bodied and moderately bitter with floral hops, citrus and malt flavors. Slightly peppery as well. The finish is citrusy with a lingering bitterness. Above average overall.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Bottle conditioned smooth. Clear bright golden color. Flowery aromatic hop front. Crisp mildy sweet balanced medium body extends floral hop fruit flavor. Balanced unearthy hop end. Rich, not big. Sampled 4/5/2000.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear rich bright golden color. Light sediment. Mellow earthy floral ho front. Rich semi sweet buttery slightly creamy malt body. Balanced mildly bitter earthy hop end. Tasty mild IPA. Sampled 7/18/2001.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Yellow Label. Clear rich golden color. Light white head. Medium lace. Rich earthy floral hop front. Sweet thick rich caramel malt body infused with earthy Hops. Rich cloying earthy spicy hop end. Balanced. Sampled 1/9/2002.
Deschutes Brewing Company Quail Springs IPA--2002 12 oz. Hopvine Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Slightly hazy rich golden color. Mild lacy head. Medium floral nice grapefruit hop front. Crisp smooth biscuit citrus sweet caramel ceamy body. Clean balanced hoppy citrus spice end. Mild tasty IPA. Sampled 1/5/2003.
Deschutes Brewing Company Quail Springs IPA--India Pale Ale--Graphics Overhaul--Hopvine Bottle--2004 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--55 IBU’s Est.? 4.25 / 5.0 IPA--New formulation. Clear rich dark golden color. MIld lace head. Malty floral rich hop front. Doughy creamy rich dry mild tart sweet smooth earthy caramel citrus body. Clean creamy balanced hoppy end. Smooth! Sampled 1/18/2004
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an opaque amber with an off white head. Smells grassy, floral, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of bitter citrus and peppery with some metallic hints on the finish.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy/cloudy straw color with pillowy white head. Very nice.
Aroma is fresh citrus hoppy but there’s a tinge of malty bread in there too.
On the palate the malt is more noticeable up front then the hops kick in, giving a nice sweet tangy character to this ale. Good, solid IPA.
Long aftertaste. Juicy.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I liked this IPA, just for everyday, pick up a six pack drinking. A little more robust and malty, but the hops still have a place here but they are a little more on the floral and herbal side, and definitely not at the forefront. A well-balanced very good take on the style.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Not a big fan of English style IPA’s to start with. Had an aroma of wet herbal hops with some pine and lemon peel in the back drop. Had a strange finish, maybe a little too dry?
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No longer the retail standard IPA for Deschutes--Hoppy, but more on the malty side of the spectrum for a PNW IPA. Spicy robust finish and well-balanced.
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a thin IPA, that pours with a nice white head. Could stand more of everything. Inversion is quite a bit better for an IPA.
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 7/27/2004. Aroma is a mild hoppy malt scent. Color is a nice orange with a faint haze. Carbonation is light with a thin head. Taste is hoppy, spicy and bitter. It all starts with a light/medium body that goes down smooth and a mild hop flavor coming on. The finish comes in with a spicy hop flavor followed by a very light malt flavor and finished up with a full hop bitterness. This is a nice easy drinking well balanced IPA.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not their best effort. The Inversion was a godsend. They had a chink in their armor with this beer then along came greatness. All Hail Inversion IPA!