Jinja (2) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JUN 21, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of hay, grass, orange, hazy color with white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, fizzy with a bitter finish. refreshing and light, enjoyable but not fabulous.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-pours a light orange hue with a small sudsy white head. good lacing and medium carbonation. citric aroma-mango, tangerine and some tropical notes. flavors are very citric with some good pale malt base. body is verging on thin, but makes this beer refreshing for the summer. long citric hop finish. I think this beer is pretty decent for what it is and would make a good summer quaffer here in NM.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber/yellow with a nice light brown, long lasting head. Niice nose with a hint of citrus. Good hop flavor with malt background. Very nice feel in the mouth. A nice summer beer, and good for a bitter.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour crisp citric hoppy nose. malt taste with lingering mild hop finish
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled 12 oz. Orange/golden colored with medium head. Yeasty smell. skunky taste. Bad beer. Need to try again but I have not been too impressed with any other Deschutes products.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
medium golden, clear as the proverbial bell, head is white and thick and creamy (this is my 4th deschutes of the night and ALL have had thick heads). nose is crisp northwestern hops, has notes of perspiration, flavor is much more malty than the aroma would suggest, strong buttery notes in the flavor.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very flowery and perfumey although not so hoppy despite the presence of four kinds of hops. Mellow, fresh and quenching. The malt profile complements the hops perfectly here, but despite the balance the flavor is a touch too mellow, especially the finish.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale gold in color with a tight, white head. There is a slight haze from the krausening. Fresh, piney, fruity, citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is very mild. Some of the hop aroma components are integrated into a straightforward, non-descript malt. This is a clean, overall easy-drinking ale. My only major ding is that the krausening creates an overly carbonic palate that lift the finish too early on a beer thta is this delicate.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a very light haze and a nice fruity hop aroma. Fruity hoppy malt flavours, it’s a bit on the boring side for me.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ight orange/peachy color, big, creamy white head.
Aroma is soft and lightly fruity, gets sweeter and hoppier as it goes,oily, resiney. yeah, the hops are shy up front, but bloom a bit with time.
Neat little bitterness up front, turning fruity and very tasty. Light in body, with minimal mouthfeel, just enough, actually, if they’re going for a smooth, flavorful session brew. Perfect summertime quaffer.
To please me, they could go hoppier, but, eh, there’s more than me out there, ain’t there. This is just right for what it is.