dfroms (453) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with small pale tan head that fades to a ring of sticky lacing and a few bubbles. Nice. Aroma is toasted grains, sticky caramel, red licorice, grapefruit peel, flowers, pine. Taste is orange, persimmon, cola, caramel, lime peel, preserved lemon, wood, pine. Surprisingly full mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation. Too malty for me but still clean and drinkable.
milewide (1672) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish color. Modest head and body. Almost an amber with laid back hop bitterness. Smooth blend of hops and malt.
RickFifty (601) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber color, off-white head. Ripe fruit nose, caramel, berries, malt. Malty taste, moderate sweetness, ripe fruit, lemon, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Danyel (1278) - Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, bright orange with white head. Aroma is piney, caramel, fresh grains, barley, dough. Taste is medium bodied, crisp, medium carbonation, light bitter finish. Overall, really nice.
joejames (284) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear amber red, two finger off white head, some lacing and retention. Aroma of pine, orange peel and toasted malt. Taste is moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Medium light bodied, moderate carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes earthy bitter. Tasting notes of orange rind, tangerine, pine, resin and toffee. Delicious!
barleybadger64 (6) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a very pleasing beer. Nice deep gold color. Hop aroma was very pleasing, citrus floral. Well balanced malt bill. Will buy again and I do recommend.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium body with substantial hops. A bit earthy, with citrus, orange and pine and moderate bitterness.
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost clear golden orange pour with a soapy off white head and decent sticky lacing .... Aroma of oranges and floral hops with a biscuity malt and almost light herbal to it and peach as well ..... Taste is of oranges, biscuity malts, some floral hops and some juicy fruit with some peach ... Has a bitter biscuity malty backbone .... Finish is juicy bitter and malty with some lingering citrusy Orange .... Solid overall APA
arkurzynski (1677) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper. Nose of citrus orange and caramel malt. Flavor is bitter citrus rind, orange and toasted malt. Bitter citrus and light pine finish.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops: Cascade, Centennial.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Pilsner, Carastan.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.20.14.
A: 2 finger head with a slightly aggressive pour. See through red. Nice lacing.
S: Pine, caramel.
T: Flower, pine, caramel, sweet breadiness.
O: Deschutes seems to strive for balance in their beers rather than going full-on HOOOOPS like other breweries, especially on the West Coast. I do love hops, but itís nice to have APAs like this one, which is very well balanced. The hops are there, but there is a really great malt presence too. The flowery and piney hops come on first, then the sweet bready malts take over. The flavors wash over and over. This is an excellent beer.