ghawener (1428) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: My welcome present from Dr. V! It was on my shopping list and didnīt let me down. Nice solid IPA; itīs all there: aroma, taste, body, character.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orangeish color with off white head. Grapefruit aroma. Bitter hop flavor, citrus and pine, with some sweet malts to balance it out. Medium body with lively carbonation.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught > Gingerman. This is an IPA? Wow, couldíve fooled me. I thought it was an amber. Now I gotta hammer it for not tasting anything like an IPA. Just way to malty.
presario (4432) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick rich lasting head. Rich delicious citrus hop aroma. Thick body. Easy drinking. Nice balance. Steady tasty citrus and toffee malt. Nice sweetness and a citrus burst in the finish. Aftertaste is a moderate hop level that slowly fades down. 7%? Damn!
ano1ridesthe19 (23) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bomber drank at a fire pit right off the coast in Fort Bragg Ca. Nice bitter sweet taste with smooth hop and spice flavor. Pretty basic for Deschutes, but not to bad overall.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 This IPA is suprisingly smooth and creamy, with a mild bitterness that lingers. Personally i like my IPAís to be more intensely hoppy, but very drinkable. 3-27-10 - This is not a re-rate, because I donít have a Red Chair in front of me, but wasnít this an IPA when it first came out, In fact the bottle described it as an experimental IPA, now it is considered a Northwest Pale Ale, WTF.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Kiefdog. Pours a nice amber color with a thick white head. Nose is sweet hops, citrus, fruit, pine and floral notes. Flavor is a very well balanced sweet caramel malt, some sweet fruit flavors, slight alcohol presence, bitter pine and sharp citrus hops. Very very nice. I could drink a bunch of this.
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a thick pillowy white head. Not much lacing. Mild malty nose (and I have a cold so Iíll try this one again). Taste is somewhat hoppy and more sweet maltiness with some mild metallic twinge in there at the finish.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the UFC 100 gathering, no idea at all who brought this one, sorry. Poured a nice clear orange/amber body with an average sized foamy off whiten head. Aroma was citrus hops with a touch of pine, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was similar to the aroma. Overall a decent IPA but could use a touch more bitterness to keep hopheads such as myself happy.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Throwdown at Otakuden. Clear amber body. Very hoppy smell with sweet fruitiness as well. Taste is similar, with light caramel malts mixed in there. really tasty.