Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$8.99/6 pack. A copper color beer with a great looking head. The aroma has a nice hoppiness to it. Some grassy pine, and some slight mustiness. The taste has a layer of fruit over the malt. Some pine at the back with a medium bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is moderately thick and feels nice.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz.btl. Pours reddish/amber orange with lots of fiz and a frothy head. Taste is very lively and heavy on the bitterness side; however, very refreshing. Overall: this is my fist attempt at a NWPA and from the taste I consider it extremely agreeable. Another great brew from the people in Bend.
arminjewell (8514) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish orange with white head, aroma has notes of citrus, orange and lemon, with some toffee as well, slight pine. Taste has notes of pine and citrus peel, with some sweet orange, toffee, and a slightly bitter finish. Good, clean flavors, but nothing stands about it.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cream color head, good piney/fruity aroma, dark brown to red appearance, but a smooth, coffee, hoppie flavor.
stephenj007 (115) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color, just a bit of haze. Thin, tan head, a bit of lace on the glass. Strong, piney aroma with a hint of caramel or cooked sugars. A wonderful, full front taste, strong hops presence with a mix of citrus. The malt hits on the clean finish. A great brew.....a bit of a blend of styles in my opinion. Certainly borders on an IPA, but with a nice balance of sweet and hops. Will certainly enjoy even more this summer with some pit BBQ.
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz, Seattle. Rosy-red pour, crisp clear body and foamy head. Light crisp hoppy, amber red malting. Light and metallic. bit off
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly, disappointing. Pours cloudy amber with off-white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is the best part of this beer, so too bad the flavors didn’t follow suit. Aroma is piney, orange citrus, grapefruit and some malty sweetness. Flavor is flat, bitter, mineral - overall relatively disappointing. Not the worst thing I’ve drank, but I usually expect more from Deschutes.
Nik925 (770) - USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks great, but very bitter. The bitterness well over-powers the hop taste and the malt is pretty muddy. The bitterness is into the point of harshness since it has nothing to pair with. If not for the appearance and harsh bitterness it is a very average beer.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish-amber with moderate cream colored head. Aroma is primarily citrus/grapefruit but there is some malty sweetness coming through as well. Taste is a pleasant blend of citrusy hops and sweeter malt/caramel flavors - but the hops do seem to be a little more dominant. Good mouthfeel with a nice dry aftertaste. It’s not a hop monster, but a very good offering from Deschutes, I’ll be having this again.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes. Picked up at the brewery, so I assume it was fresh.
Pours a moderate light brown color with a white head and some lacing. Not much in the way of retention. The nose brings some very light citrus hops and some bready malt. Doesn’t really take things too far in either direction. The taste is the same way with some really faint malt and not much of a hop presence. Pretty plain feel as well. Drinkability is decent enough, but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2010