dmac (3688) - 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.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Pours a clear amber with a big, tan head. Great lacing. Nose is of hops, but less than expected. Taste is better than the nose, with hops and malt noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium bitter with lots of carbonation. A little below the good IPAs.
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells crisp and very deschutesy, hoppy but a little tame, has that deschutes sweetness too, tastes crisp and very nice hop flavor could use a little more as well as some hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
Phillies08Champs (649) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank God I have a good connection for DeSchutes in Pa. This beer makes me feel that there is something unique to Oregon IPAs or Maybe it is just Deschutes? One manís IPA is another manís Pale Ale. I think that is the case for this beer. It pours a beautiful orange brown, not much in the nose but it the first sip is a great balance of malt and hops, the finish is a nice creamy hoppy flavor like you are drinking a hoppy beer on Nitrogen. Really great cross over IPA - Pale ale.
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very mild for an ipa, tastes like an american pale, malt is more dominant on palate than hops.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured gold with a white head. aroma was sweet, caramel, hops, and butterscotch(maybe from previous beer). flavor was pine and grass.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours blood-orange red, with a medium white head, nice lacing. Nose is citrus/grapefruit hops, malt, floral. Palate is creamy, almost minerally, with very nice bubble structure/carbonation. Surprising candy and white pepper finish. A bit of vegetal character in the mid-palate, though it doesnít show until the beer has warmed up a bit. Good, solid, middle-of-the-road IPA. Really coming to like this brewery.
BeerandBlues2 (8986) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber-ruby with an average, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, bread), heavy hop (pine, citrus, flowers), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple, tangerine, and alcohol. Medium bodied, chalky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks kiefdog-22oz bottleĖpours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is pine/citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. OK effervescence.