BeerCoff4025 (30) - Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Amber color with small head. Pretty "meh" flavor to this beer. A little bit of citrus and hoppy flavor, but otherwise is very bland. Little bit of a disappointment compared to some of the other Deschutes beers Iíve had.
GJF (1294) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Didnít wow me. A light bodied ale. Pale yellow. Not a lot of flavor and a bit of tartness to it. OK.
chinchill (2427) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a BB date of Sept. 2014. Purchased in Eugene and consumed on the banks of Oregonís McKenzie River.
Appearance: clear deep amber with a semi-durable, sudsy bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: herbal/floral hops with a good bit of biscuit malts.
Flavor: Low-medium hop intensity in this ale is about that of a typical Pilsner, but more bitterness in the aftertaste. Mild+ bitterness.
Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Near medium body.
O: well crafted but unexceptional.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber pour with an off white head. Light malt/citrus aroma. Delicate hop flavor that quickly fades.. Pretty uninteresting session beer.
boozedude (2114) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with hakes drive on dek bar after 48 hour film festival... super fruity joy aroma..taste is
tectactoe (2630) - Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Cloudy honey-amber color, white head fades quick to a lasting, soapy collar; light patches of lacing left behind. Aroma of toasted, whole grain crackers, moderate herbal hops, weeds, a touch of doughy malt, & a very timid citrus zest presence. Taste is a little thin; some watered down, herbal & lightly earthy hops. A touch of grain, some vague toasted maltiness, a pretty abrupt finish with not much lasting or lingering flavor. Mild citrus zest mid-palate with some warmth. A decent session ale but a little vapid; there are certainly better options available.
tmoreau (2680) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a festival sampler at a group tasting, showing a fairly clear, ambered gold color. with a decent, froth & bubbles head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose started with touches of yeasty stink, & grassy dankness, then uplifted a bit by light lemon & spice. The taste continued similarly, adding some mild wheat, but light body, low carbonation, and thin texture. Maybe handled badly, but just a passably sessionable hydrator.
csaso (1527) - Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - small foamy head, nice medium orange copper color, citrus and tropical fruit notes well balanced with mildly sweet malt and hops - pretty good overall, very refreshing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AmEricanbrew (6169) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber color with ivory head. Subtle floral, tropical fruit aromas. Medium body. Floral, fruity hop flavors with a dusty pale malt base ---easy drinking all day brew____good.
dfearnley (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint glass
I was given a gift pack with "Beers of the World" and this was one of them. Not one of my first choices, but Deschutes usually provides a good experience. Aroma is light grapefruit, hay, cat piss, spruce, malty sweetness and a touch of skunk. Itís a clear, light amber with a creamy off white head that provides a moderate amount of lacing. Taste is very skunky, I may have gotten an off bottle, but it ends in a nice hoppy bitterness. Moving past the skunkiness, I get hay and a touch of apple. If I see this in the stores, Iíll try to pick up a bottle and rerate, but Iím not grabbing a six pack in case this is how itís supposed to be.