smallfry (167) - - APR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Wow! I wasn’t expecting much and this took me by surprise. I nice clean sweetness, some interesting character, and a slight bitterness. Fairly bold- this beer is pretty confident about itself and rightly so. Would definitely get again.
Luvystypotables (1123) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Subdued aroma of malt and hops with a hint of citrus. Pours a great looking caramel color with a well laced white head. Balanced taste of hops and malts, full bodied with a mildly bitter finish.
BeerdedDave (880) - - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep amber color; floral hops and caramel malt aroma; bitter, floral, piney hops on a medium bodied caramel malt base; bitter finish
Baybrew (4) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deschutes gets the balance right in this pale ale: it has some of the heft of an IPA but isn’t trying to win the hops arms race. I’d drink this all year round if they sold it all year round. Unfortunately, it’s a winter seasonal release.
Bendrixian (1342) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a slight haze coppery colour. Hppy citrus notes are met with matly backbone but this is rather light in aroma. Same sort of medium to light body on the palate but rather sweeter than expected has a real candy cane flavour to it. Interesting but far from their best brew.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour. Smells light yeast and fruits. Taste light yeast and citrus fruits. Good overall.
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Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with treacle toffee, orange peel, marmalade, caramel, apricots and a touch of grapefruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, treacle toffee, passion-fruit, apricots and a balanced citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Well balanced, fresh and tasty pale ale. Nice one.
bstewart151 (15) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice American hop aroma. Golden red ale, with a nice fruity / malty balance. Really disappointed that they only bring this one out seasonally. One of my favorites from Deschutes.
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent golden red. Meager head. Satisfying, but relatively mild aroma containing notes of malt, caramel, citrus, and hops. Mid bodied. Wonderful taste characteristics beginning with a smooth combination of malt and caramel, then finishing with these underlying flavours supplemented with citrus and hops. Quite hoppy, yet as the description suggests, toned down with a fair amount of malt. Nice.
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Clear orangey brown with off white head. Grapefruit and pine hops with mild toffee malt. Medium body.