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RATINGS: 231   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2014
At Bend Summer Festival with Taylor. Pours darker bronze with big creamy head. Aroma is piney resinous hops, smooth. Taste is sweeter piney hops, some bitterness lemon, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (4511) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from October 2013. Nice golden ale that visually looks good and tastes good also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
foyle (347) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 2" off white fluffy head which leaves some light lacing behind. Color is a hazy rich gold with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma: Pine and citrus hops are quite present with a nice doughy malt behind them. Mouthfeel: light and fluffy with a somewhat wet finish. Flavor: lemon peel, some pine and grapefruit, an odd soapy flavor, in the background is some malty backbone of dinner rolls, with a hint of cinnamon and caramel. Overall: I am hoping this beer will grow on me. I generally enjoy golden and blond ales, but this seems a little strange to me thus far. It is not bad, neither is it great. I was expecting more as I have always been pleased with Deschutes products. The beer just seems to lack a proper balance and is more hop forward while lacking in the sweetness I am accustomed to in this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at brewery. Dark blond pour with a beautiful white head. Citrus, apple, spice and herb. Body is lighter than expected. Nice malty finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1244) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Golden hue with white creamy head. Aroma is mandarin orange, grass, slight pine. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and soft carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness initially with a well rounded bitterness in the following and CO2 sharpness in the finish. Overall this is a decent summer session ale that is really citrus fruit forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1432) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Clear, light gold pour with a rocky, white head. The aroma has herbal and grassy hops with some faint bread. It has a light body with somewhat crisp texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet and refreshing with clean finish.

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