JMCtime (80) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, creamy, malty and smooth. Sweet-tart citrus with some bitter to balance and a hint of nuttiness. Adds a variety of notes to a pale ale while still keeping the traditional flavors. Overall very flavorful and very good.
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at revo. Nitro pour. Cool combo of good beer and the mystery addition of a nitro feed. Easy 5 on feel. The taste is exactly what it should be but it’s just fascinating behind the nitro infusion. Mellow overall. Caramel, toasted malts, pine, lemon, rrfg, hint of something tropical. I guess this is how you spruce up an average beer.
smallfry (169) - - 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 (1182) - 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 (971) - - 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 (1358) - 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 (7052) - 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.