RobertDale (5260) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grass, and caramel. Taste is citrus, florals, pine, malt, and caramel. A bit on the hoppy side. Well done!!
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, notes of nuts, fruits, malt and hops.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting @ Winter Warmer in Asheville.
Pour: Amber, copper pour. Nice thick collar of foam.
Aroma: Pleasant floral, citrus bouquet. Bright nose.
Taste: Excellent balanced body. Medium mouthfeel. Caramel, buttery malts blend beautifully with crisp hop flavors. Dry, refreshing finish.
Overall: An awesome clean brew. I could see this becoming a staple in my beer fridge, if Deschutes would distribute to NC. The guys that manned the tasting booth at the Winter Warmer were first class guys. I enjoyed speaking with them about their brew. Genuinely excited about what they were doing.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice take on the American IPA. Dark golden appearance. Nice head retention. Not too bitter but with a pleasant citrus sweetness. Tried in KC in 2012.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, and other citrus hops with some pine hops, and sweet caramel malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and other citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and pine hops and some bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy pale ale. Good overall balance with a nice hop profile.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at handlebar. Copper hue with a bit of red. A small layer pf beige foam. A noce nose of floral hops, brown sugar and cinnamon. Those are also tasted. Some citrus, too but floral seems to be in front. This is what I want a pale le to be.
seab0ss (3) - Arcata, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very impressed by its simultaneous complexity and smoothness. One of the best pale ales I’ve had. Also the 6.2 ABV creeps up on you, it goes down like a 5 or so.
topherh (1922) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit and hoppiness. Flavor starts with a good dose of sweet malt with some bready notes. Hops show up rather quickly with a nice balancing bitterness. Easy drinker.
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours burnt orange with smooth head. Smells light and similar to their regular pale ale with a peach citrus twist. The taste is much more full than their pale with the soft fruity hops and yeast governed by a filling grain bill that hit a bit larger than it seemed at first. Small smooth carbonation helped it to finish as a very well rounded brew if a little bitter and dry on the back end, good as a solo or a session. This is my kind of pale ale.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Refreshing well balanced citrus bitterness and crisp finish. This is a really good daily drinker. Buy it at Costco by the 24 pack and save a grip.