Strykzone (4480) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I wanted to like this beer but just didnít. It was hand delivered to me after a trip to Portland and its sampling was quite anticipated. It is a nice looking beer with a pleasant orange hue and it has a pretty cool head that fades to a subtle lacing. The aroma was one I could not quite get a handle on. Perhaps the complicated mixture of hops was the issue. However, the combination of tartness and bitter was unpleasant. Towards the end of the glass I was anxious for the it to be empty. Well, that is beer tasting for you. To those who love this beer CHEERS!
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours an average, off-white frothy head with uneven, but good lacing. The color is a light orange with a bit of LA haze. It has an initial lightly sweet flavor finishing a little bitter which I like. Main standout aroma was grainy malts and perfume hops. It has a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Overall, A nice refreshing beer.
hayduke (3164) - 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.
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.
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.
Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is like American Idolís final show of the season--it leads you on with a bunch of filler, only to give you what you want at the end. This beer has a great finish, too bad the start and the middle tastes like your average cheap lager
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(tap) Wow, I havenít rated a beer in awhile. And I noticed I am 1 away from 400. So, I guess this is #400.
Had a nice froth, and it looked like my old nemesis the wheat ale. It had that cloudy look to it, but out in the sun, it actually looked pretty nice.
The taste was only moderately sweet, though it tasted quite nice in the sun. Nothing super special, but it was a nice beer to drink on a summerís day.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear deep golden body with moderate carbonation and a thick, tight sudsy white head. Citrusy hop aroma and light fruity malt background. Smells like a sweet fruity cereal. Fruit Loops comes close. Juicy flavor with light malty sweetness, a touch of tart acidity, and medium-low bitterness. Medium-thin body. An easy-drinking, refreshing summer bitter.
Terminus (3148) - 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.