BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 30, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent and unoffensive, still not the greatest beer to ever get packaged from Deschutes. There is just not a whole lot of flavor here, a bit of watered down grainy maltiness and some fresh floral hop flavors, but that is it, the finish drop right off into nothing.
marcus (6864) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This golden ale poured with a decent beige head. There is a lot of hop in the flavor, which is otherwise unremarkable. There is a carbonated mouthfeel and a bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (6038) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a light amber fluid. A thin head fades quickly to a sheen at the edge of the glass. Has a faint aroma of perfumy hops. Taste is a mild, non offensive grainy, yeasty malt flavor with a mild, fresh hops flavor to balance.
Refreshing and easy drinking, this would be good medicine for those with heavy exposure to Macro piss waters.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a finger of head that sticks around. Little lacing. Very little smells. A hint of hops, maybe some lemon or orange. Taste is very bland. A tiny bit of hops, slight honey but very watery with some carbonation. This is extremely drinkable and is very refreshing for a thirst or hot day but is not a conversation piece. Good for what it supposed to be.
can8ianben (1358) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Surprised to see how highly rated this beer is. Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but I felt like this could have been Perrier water with some hop notes. I couldnít detect much of a malt mouth feel at all, and it had a very heavy carbonation that gave off the sparkling water mouthfeel. Blah blah blah.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours with an orange-amber body topped by a thin to medium thick, white head with a good amount of lacing left behind. Itís slightly bitter, piney and peppery from the hops with a little malt sweetness showing through. Not a whole lot of flavor. Medium bodied and a touch dry.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy gold with decent-sized ivory head. The aroma is lemony with some miscellaneous fruit and grass. The flavor is prickly zest at first, then some floral and fruit notes. The finish is a bit strange, kind of savory. Ok beer.
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an apricot tinged gold, with light, short lived head. Aroma is earthy, fruity and a vague hint of an unknown chemical, maybe "essence of twilight"? Flavor is straightforward hops and malt with a bit of sweet fruit. The body is full and satisfying. Too bad this one also is not an all weather type.
ClarkVV (3893) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 10/11/07
Peachy-copper, with a slight chill-haze and foamy, large white head that shows moderate retention, light lacing.
Sweet honeyish malts combine with soft hop notes of peach, apricot and tangerine. Strong apricot, slightly mushy but with some straw-like streaks on the end that grant moderate dryness. The hops are pleasant, the malt as well, but as in every hoppy offering from Deschutes, I get just a severely plasticy, celery-like yeastiness that cuts through on the finish and is quite disconcerting.
Nothing different in the flavor, unfortunately, and itís a shame, because the malts are soft, fluffy and well-attenuated, while the hops are moderately bitter and quite flavorul, not throwing off too much bitterness. Vanilla creeps in and there is some graininess that cuts at the palate, but itís otherwise very drinkable, especially on account of the dryness. Some gobs of sugar dot the way to the end, but arenít overbearing. Just wish it didnt have that really strong yeastiness.....
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice balanced bitter ale, smooth and refreshing. Nothing really out there going on which I can appreciate...