callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Solid, middle of the road amber body with a huge creamy off-white head which left behind massive amounts of sticky lacing.
S: Piney hops dominate with an undercurrent of grapefruit and sweet caramel malts.
T: Pleasantly delicate pine cones, grapefruit, orange and lightly toasted caramel malt.
M: Slightly thin without too much bite on the back end.
O: A very pleasant IPA, but doesn’t really bang home aroma/flavor.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear amber orange with a thin white head and just a touch of lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, grainy malts with touches of toast and caramel. Dry and spicy aroma overall.
Taste: Citrus hops upfront with layers of spiciness. The semi-grainy malt backbone is fairly complex with biscuit, toast, caramel and some grassy characteristics. Ends with a spicy bitterness that is a little different (some have mentioned ash, maybe that’s part of it).
Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body that is fairly full and smooth for an APA. Nice dry finish.
Overall: A very nice Pale Ale overall that is quite a bit better than Mirror Pond. Very drinkable indeed.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5787) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a medium sized foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet pineapple, peach, grapefruit, pine and a touch of sour caramel. The flavor was sweet and tangy with fairly strong notes of pineapple, peach and pine and undertones of sour caramel, bread and a hint of pepper. The finish was long and fruity. Fairly full bodied and smooth. Well done.
islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Lightly dry, resiny aroma features peach and uncooked dough scents. The aroma is quite nice. It’s not exactly weak, but it could stand to be stronger. Pours a clear brass/bronze/copper/amber with moderate effervescence. Moderate to large amount of beige head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Nice, pleasant, light, piney hoppiness in the taste with a creamy, fruity, lightly cookie-like malt base. The flavors are pleasant but weak. Light body. Soft in the palate. Insubstantial but easy to drink. Overall, Deschutes Red Chair NWPA is a likable summer thirst-quencher but nothing more than that.
beerbastard (819) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this one. Citrus pine and grapefruit. Very Northwest. Tastes starts with a mellow sweethness followed by a mild counter bitterness. Citrus flavors balanced with the malts. An unruffled dry finish. Great beer for the hot summer.
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SAVOR. Poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma was malty, with notes of mellow hops. Flavor was a bit on the plain side, with bitter hops and malt. A pretty enjoyable, but relatively forgettable beer.
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 (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.