trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours a clear amber color with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of grapefruit, pine, resin and caramel. Tastes of caramel, grapefruit, and dark fruit. Also pine from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation and has a dry finish. Overall this is a very hoppy apa but very well balanced. Deschutes always seems to please. Haven’t had a beer of theirs I didn’t like.
barleybadger64 (3) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a very pleasing beer. Nice deep gold color. Hop aroma was very pleasing, citrus floral. Well balanced malt bill. Will buy again and I do recommend.
rumproasts (3400) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Medium body with substantial hops. A bit earthy, with citrus, orange and pine and moderate bitterness.
italianjohn (2397) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost clear golden orange pour with a soapy off white head and decent sticky lacing .... Aroma of oranges and floral hops with a biscuity malt and almost light herbal to it and peach as well ..... Taste is of oranges, biscuity malts, some floral hops and some juicy fruit with some peach ... Has a bitter biscuity malty backbone .... Finish is juicy bitter and malty with some lingering citrusy Orange .... Solid overall APA
arkurzynski (1610) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper. Nose of citrus orange and caramel malt. Flavor is bitter citrus rind, orange and toasted malt. Bitter citrus and light pine finish.
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops: Cascade, Centennial.
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Pilsner, Carastan.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.20.14.
A: 2 finger head with a slightly aggressive pour. See through red. Nice lacing.
S: Pine, caramel.
T: Flower, pine, caramel, sweet breadiness.
O: Deschutes seems to strive for balance in their beers rather than going full-on HOOOOPS like other breweries, especially on the West Coast. I do love hops, but it’s nice to have APAs like this one, which is very well balanced. The hops are there, but there is a really great malt presence too. The flowery and piney hops come on first, then the sweet bready malts take over. The flavors wash over and over. This is an excellent beer.
illiniphil (134) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great pale ale. Strong citrus followed by a pleasant but not overpowering hoppiness. Like it. Very high quality brew.
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andrewje41 (783) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. About time I rate an old classic that I have enjoyed so many times over the last few years. I usually track this down on nitro draft, but I’ll take this bottle when I can get it, and prefer to rate it this way. Really nice citrus hops aroma. Flavor is heavy towards the hops and finishes pretty bitter. The aroma and initial hop flavor does it for me. I can handle the above average (in my opinion) bitterness. Overall a nice beer. Drinkable for an all day occasion. Solid.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served an amber red color with a small fizzy white head. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strong of slightly bready and lightly roasted taste with other aromas of a pine and grapefruit smell. Some other lighter aromas of a floral and light fruity smell of apple and pear are there as well rounding out the aroma nicely.
Taste – The taste begins with a lightly toasted bread flavor with hints of caramel and a lighter showing of a pine hope. As the flavor moves forward, the pine is joined by a little bit of a grapefruit hop flavor as well as some fruit flavors of pear, apricot and a bit of cherry. The grapefruit hop eventually surpasses the pine, with the two both being joined by a little bit of an herbal and floral hop taste to leave a rather pleasant and smoothly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. For the style and flavor profile, the moderateness is rather nice as it creates an easy drinking but hop supported medium for all the flavors to be thoroughly enjoyed.
Overall – A rather nice red IPA. Very easy drinking and tasty brew that is certainly one to try when you get the opportunity.
kespecial (57) - - JAN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A compellingly drinkable red IPA. Pours red tinted orange. Nose is typical APA, but taste and palate are almost perfect for the style--a big rush of grapefruit and other citrus, a touch of resin, balanced with some malty sweetness. Pretty darn hoppy but really refreshing. Deschutes house style definitely perceptible--it reminds me of their fresh squeezed IPA, toned down.
BeerInHeaven (175) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear rich copper with a medium frothy off white head. Aroma is citrus fruit and floral. Taste is bright and hoppy. The finish is pleasant. Bitter, but not ridiculous. Very nice and easy drinking. Great beer!