cblado (271) - Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice golden copper color. Some off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is surprisingly malty, but there are citrus hop notes as well. Flavor is complex, with a strong caramel backbone and great pine and citrus notes throughout. Overall this is a great pale ale, and I hope it’s not just a seasonal production, as the box said.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bronzed-amber brew with a decent, albeit, thinnish head. This is a great bitter hop brew to complement those rainy Pacific Northwest nights. Sharp, piny and resinous Chinook hoppy nose that is like a sharp hop rain amidst a spicy fog. The body too is resinous and bitter throughout. Pungent and enjoyable. With a balanced finish that is neither dry nor sweet.
jedgilchrist (7) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
only available briefly, but worth the wait every year. hoppy without hitting you over the head, and maltier than most pales.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is a nice balance between hops and malt, I get floral, grapefruit and citrus hops and caramel and sweet malt. Flavor follows the nose with lots of floral notes, elderflower like, citrus, grapefruit and some sweeter citrus flavors, along with a solid caramel and sweet malt backbone. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty and well balanced APA!
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Revolution thanks to Travlr. Clear reddish amber pour with a thick white head. Huge sticky sheets of lace. Fresh starfruit and kumquat nose. Wow. Unfortunately moves to big diacetyl. Taste is thicker, mild diacetyl, sweet sugars, sweetened canned peach. Thicker palate. Not bad. Would be spot on without the flaws.
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joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-orange in color. Hops were present in aroma, but lacked character. Nice clean taste, but nothing special. Mouth feel left something to be desired and was almost a little like anchovies. Overall was a decent beer but not something high on my list of choices.
Wittales (698) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance was hazy reddish honey with 1 finger diminishing head with lacing.Aroma was roasty toasty malts hops were citrusy herbal piney with good mixture of them, no hints of alcohol.Taste was grassy earthy with a bite of hops with malty mix clean yeasts. Mouthfeel was crisp creamy carbonation with a balanced body of flavors,smooth hoppy finish with long smooth taste.Gooood...
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear amber. Medium off white head that lingers for a little bit. Aromas of hops and sweet malt. Pine, citrus and peaches. Flavors of peaches/apricots blend with pine, and bitter hops. Sweet malt, and sugar. Mouthfeel is semi oily and bitter. Overall a really delicious beer.
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into an ale glass. It has a rich copper color. Not much head, but what there is clings well to the side of the glass. Excellent aroma. Really a great treatment of the hops - floral and orange-lemon. Some piney notes. A hint of sweet malt and honey. Great balance of the bitterness of hops and the sweetness of the malt and tartness of the citrus character. Less over-powering than the typical IPA or double IPA offering. Well-carbonated. A refreshing, drinkable beer. Deschutes has managed to thread the needle by retaining the hoppy soul of a NW IPA, but in a genuinely refreshing, tasty package. Nice beer to enjoy after hitting the slopes.
ttoadee (836) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clean off amber/copper color with a lively, slightly off cream colored head that holds together at first but falls away. Full malt aroma (caramel with a hint of coffee) with spruce scented hops hiding in the background. A nice medium malt flavor is slowly joined by a medium bitterness that is never overpowering. A full body is carried out to long finish by a soft, but persistent carbonation. It manages to balance the hops and the malt quite deftly. A really nice beer.