maxwelldeux (2903) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a darker amber color with a tinge of red in it and a moderate off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose is very hoppy, with some great citrusy grapefruit notes coming off it and just a hint of spice (pepper?) at the finish of the aroma. Taste has some slight bitterness in there, but it’s well balanced to make a nice easy drink, with a little bit of breadiness in there as well as a touch of spice. Really quite pleasant.
mikesaum (568) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a small beige head and not much lace. Aroma is built on a strong caramel malt backbone, citrusy, smells very nice and refreshing,. Taste is also a lot of caramel malt backbone and clean citrus hops with mild bitterness. Not too shabby.
Sevenlee (1153) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red colour with a frothy beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a fruit and lightly hoppy finish. Pretty good stuff.
MrFecesious (734) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Darby's. Hazy auburn with a decent frothy white cap and sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy sweet citrus, candied sugar, citrus rind, a bit of pine sap. Taste is citrus sweet and rind/piney bitterness. Creamy and balanced medium dry finish.
Salmoniform (187) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Orange hue with thick white head. Aroma is caramel, melon, blood orange, grapefruit, malt. Mouthfeel is fantastic with medium body and high carbonation. Taste is initially sweet with a dry bitterness following and a grapefruit-like astringent aftertaste in the finish. Overall this is definitely one of my favorite shelf beers!
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Crescent Moon Alehouse in Omaha. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Light fruity nose. Flavors of tropical fruits with a light bitter finish.
Chrishrt30 (75) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red amber colour with a good sized white head.
Big fruity aroma, grapefruit, melon, very floral and a good hint of honey.
The flavour is also very citric, but with a nice peppery bite. Tropical fruits of pine and passion, a little bubblegum like sweetness.
The finish is freshly bitter, like fresh lemons with a doughy bread malt balance.
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coreyvan (14) - Fridley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect balance of flavor
Bitterness is noticeable, but not overwhelming
Hop flavor is there, but does not have the polarizing effect of an ipa
Bamalr (6) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is of caramel malts with a hint of pine hops. Pours a clear amber with a quickly fading off-white head. Nice citrus bite, with a big caramel malt backbone. The hops then come back in the finish to end some bitterness, which is nicely balanced against the malt. This is a nice, easy drinking APA.
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Lagerboy (1019) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fluid Ounce bottle as Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale. Clear orange copper, tan head mostly fades. Citric coniferous aroma. Moderate citrus pine hops, not too sweet caramel malt taste, some herbal and floral notes. Light-medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice enough, but felt like something was missing... was hoping for more from Deschutes. Extra appearance point for the cool label. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)