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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Hereís one thatís clean and refreshing enough for the long haul, but fully graced with hop aroma, malt heft and clear craft passion. Sit back, relax, and let the subtle pleasures reveal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Deschutes River Ale is one of those beers that strikes a strange balance between satisfying and underwhelming. Thereís nothing wrong with it, yet it somehow seems lacking in some way I canít quite identify. Maybe itís the aroma, which is sweet but faint. Or maybe itís the not-quite-great appearance with the rocky, somewhat short-lasting head. Taste was alright. I liked the medley of bread, light spice, and mildly bitter orange peel. I guess I just wanted a little more of everything. Still, itís a solid choice for a late afternoon session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1564) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. A- Grapefruit, orange peel, bitter, malts, caramel. A- Amber gold color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Bitter, malty, caramel, grapefruit, orange, musty, earthy. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish. O- Was not expecting this for a Blond Ale. A lot of flavor for such a low abv and the style. Not really what I like but this could potentially be an amazing beer for the right person.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Hoppy aroma, light orange pour, hazed, frothy head. Very nice for 4% and if you like can this would be the shit for yous loving hoppy light In a can. Would be great at weddings too, keep refilling. Very clean. This might be best light beer ever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Some stale grassiness, grains, and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Refreshing on a hot day, and nice that it is lower alcohol content. Hoppy and nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours an orangish yellow with one finger of lingering head. Aroma is malty with slight hoppiness. Flavor follows. Tastes somewhat watery. Drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9640) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"A blonde/golden ale with a fresh northwest blast of hops in the nose. Cereal and light hops. A very nice, mellow fruity light ale - good with food or as a starter :)"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrWomey (39) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
After hiking 7 miles I poured this bottle into a small hotel cup. Comes off as a dry slightly hoppy brew with little aroma, a lingering taste and light head. It does feature a beautiful amber color with a good head. Not bad but not great. Probably would not try it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Clear gold with a beige head. Clean and smooth. No flavors dominate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerCoff4025 (31) - Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2014
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.

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