markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours amber with and off-white head. Nose is caramel, pine, and peach. Flavor is caramel, malt backbone with piney resin. Medium bodied and balanced with nice solid malty body. Solid Ipa.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely cascadey aroma of citrus and pine greets you nicely. Clear reddish gold in color with a quickly disappearing head. Some lacing. Light in body. Lots of citrus and grass in flavor is a bit contrasting with the crystal malt. Itís sort of stuck between an IPA and red, and itís a tough place to be stuck. Itís a nice quaffer from a great brewery, but I like the other offerings a bit more.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, via trade with scrizz, amber orange color with light foam, has a nice piney malty aroma, flavor of red pineapple, malts, citric bitterness
Cavie (4313) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear orange pour. Large hop profile on the aroma. A bit catty. Subtle flavor with a hint of hops. Dries slightly but leaves a wet finish.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Humpyís, Anchorage. Interestinly enough, this is actually red. I donít see a chair in it. Caramel malt forms the foundation here, with a decent NW USA hoppiness on top. Definitely a sessionable brew, well put together. (#3566, 6/25/2009)
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is sweet, sugary (candied) with some caramel maltiness and some metallic hop notes present. Hints of spice present themselves as well. Nicely aromatic. Transparent copper body with a moderate off-white head and some nice froth. Fair legging. Sweet, chewy caramel maltiness present to start with a nice oily body. Has a nice metallic, spicy hop presence later on and some late lingering sweetness. Nicely balanced. Pleasant and drinkable.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice extra from Hophead22. THanks TIm! Pours a clear amber with a nice fluffy offwhite head. Nice floral hop aroma, some bready malts, some grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit and some caramel. nicely balanced. very smooth mouthfeel. Really easy to drink. Now all they have to do is double the hops and double the malts.
JAXSON (555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, huge thanks to Brendan. Pours a sparkling clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Good pine and rock candy in the nose. Extraordinarily balanced flavor, starts with crisp pine and this refreshing cold sparkling touch, then some cool hops to round it off. I really like this one. Iím sure itís clearly at its best when fresh. My first Deschutes brew!
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/29/2009. This IPA pours a medium red amber color from a 22oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is resiny and grapefruity with some malt sweetness. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Itís a fairly bitter IPA with a nice malt backbone. There are really sweet fruity malts balanced by some big aggressive hops. Is this a PNW take on an English India Pale Ale? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo. Clear golden-amber appearance with a white head. Very nice aroma of pale malt and piney C-hops. Flavor is piney/citrusy C-hops balanced by semi-sweet pale malt with slight caramel. Crisp and somewhat dry on the palate with medium body.