DCLawyer (2690) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Bright copper-gold with moderate white head. A: cirrus and floral hops, lemongrass. T: bittersweet bright citrus hops, grains. Nice.
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 (219) - - 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 (733) - 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 (521) - Austin, Alabama, 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 (83) - 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 (2063) - 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 (157) - 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 (473) - 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 (10409) - 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.