CH47 (27) - Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh pine, Rasiney, Citrusy, granola nose with small hints of malt showing through. The appearance is a redish burnt orange hue. The flavor and palate is quite balanced so much so that im having a hard time discerning the different flavors coming through but still the typical pine and raisny tangerine grapefruit resins with a solid malt backbone following through that I expect in any decent IPA of this region. Overall a properly hopped and malted IPA that leaves me looking for the next.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, resiny. Tastes of citrus, resin, some caramel, earthy and bitter on the finish.
ghawener (1454) - 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 (2988) - 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 (868) - 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 (4594) - 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 (1488) - 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 (1710) - 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.