BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just not a fan of this. Bright gold body with a decent ivory head. Citrus, lemongrass, and an almost wheat quality. I guess it wouldn’t be a horrible choice if I was mowing the grass but I was sittin’ on my couch in my air conditioned living room watching tv. Pass.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Golden with a small white head. Aroma of peach pineapple and pine, nice bbright hops. Dry and clean fruity flavour ith a bitter finish
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (apparently very fresh). Pours with a smallish white head over a clear golden body. Aroma is malty and bready (reminds me of walking into Stone’s brewery), with a decently nice hop presence in the back ground with mainly grass and mango aromas. Honey and biscuit as well. Taste is mango, herbal and grassy hops up front, followed by honey biscuit and bready aftertaste with notes of straw. Exceptionally nice hop profile and presence for a bitter. Solid sweetness as well. Light bubbles, dry. Excellent summer beer. Very good, fresh sample, I like it!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On cask at the brewery 6/26/09. Hazzy yellow with a bubbly head that fades fast. Aroma dominated by honey and vanilla. Very light with some sweetness and only a touch of bitterness on the finish.
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12oz bottle comes a beautiful light golden amber brew with a frothy thick white head. The aroma is of vanilla, hops, and brown sugar. It goes down lightly sweet medium-bodied with medium carbonation and a very pleasant mouth feel. There is a light satisfying bitterness that hovers around the edges and ushers in the hops, smooth. I only wish the floral notes had lingered on longer. The mild bitterness finishes off a most satisfying beer. Cheers to these fine beer makers!
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a golden almost copper color. small white head. smells of malt and hops. Taste pretty good. sweet malt up front with some citrus hops finish. it is a bit watery. good summer beer. easy drinking.
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice mainstream standard summer ale with a touch of honey character. Did I mention the honey character? Yeah. Honey character.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden straw with a head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of spicy and citrus hops, yeast and a hint of caramel. Good flavor for summer, with a citrus taste, complemented by caramel, fading out into a lingering spicy bitter taste.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells watery and malty, very sweet aroma. very pale, to the point i don’t think it looks very appetizing, and looks a little fizzy. taste has a strong initial hop flavor that wears off quickly and degenerates into a strange, watery taste that is reminiscent of yeasty bread. dries out my mouth a little, and is pretty sudsy. There are better bitters out there and I’m a little disappointed in Deschutes with this one.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ the Portland Brew Pub poured into Imperial Pint glass.
Pours a faint golden orange with a creamy white head that lasts and eventually creates a nice ring on the edges of the glass. Aroma has orange peel, lemon zest and some sweet caramel malts. Flavor is very light with citrus hops and caramel malt. It has a medium body with plenty of carbonation. Definitely a sessionable ale, a bit sweet but I won’t hold that against it.