kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light fruit aroma with the banana bread type quality I’m so used to with Deschutes. Flavor follows suit with a nice toasty finish. Bitter, but smooth at the same time. High standard light pale ale.
kespecial (166) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orange from the bottle, average head. Aroma is light pine, bread. Taste follows through with moderate hops, some malty bread sweetness, and a great chewy mouthfeel. Not a pale ale, really--I think of this as reminiscent of a steam beer, or an unusually hoppy kolsch. Great balance and drinkability. I think better than the average rating here suggests.
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Nice lacing. Clear dark gold. Bit of hop nose. Pretty hoppy for a summer ale, tempered by very bready yeast.
lownote (378) - USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too bitter. Nice malt base and some hop aroma, a good balance. Tastes a bit citrusy. Medium body.
JMCtime (80) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2015
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bitter but not overly so. Less harsh than a lot of Pales and very flavorful.
milewide (1823) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Called Twilight Summer Ale on label. Nothing unique, but decent. Muted aroma and taste.
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nice hops intensity on a bready malt base. Good flavor. Great balance. Not light or summer-like, nevertheless crisp and refreshing.
Obfuscate (337) - Minneapolis, - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange color. Smell is a little musty. Taste is light and clean with some mild citrus hops. Little funky bread in the back. OK but there are many better summer beers.
rosenbergh (9159) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Deschutes Taproom, Portland, OR.
Cloudy orange golden colour with a small off-white head.
Sweet fruity and floral hops, mild bitterness and mild sweetness in the aroma.
Sweet fruity hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the flavour.
Easy and fruity.
fezzy (105) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow-gold, average head. Smells more piney than it tastes. Citric hops are present, pretty mellow (which I noticed when comparing with alternating sips of a pale), but balanced with sweet malts that don’t cling with plenty of carbonation for a nice summer beer. Nothing special, but an easy summer drinker.