MetalNHopHead (1299) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
HuskerTan (1564) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Some stale grassiness, grains, and citrus.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing on a hot day, and nice that it is lower alcohol content. Hoppy and nicely balanced.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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slowrunner77 (9640) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"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 :)"
MrWomey (39) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Clear gold with a beige head. Clean and smooth. No flavors dominate.
BeerCoff4025 (31) - 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.