JasonBMoore (22) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 "A unique blend of four hops"- indeed! I enjoyed this hoppy, amber-colored ale- it reminded me a bit of a Magic Hat beer from back in the day. It had a strong aroma of citrusy-hops- which Iím guessing are from that big valley to the west of Bend.. The flavor was lively: ample hops and a refreshing bitterness. The finish was clean. The graphics arenít bad either.
swanmann (642) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour into an english pint, a beautiful hazy brass color, with an inch of off white head; light lacing. Aroma of hops and mild citrus with some yeast. The flavor is bright hops and sweet grains. Hops way up front with a very dry finish. Very good beer, but maybe a little light on palate and flavor. The hops need more body to suspend the flavor.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was a nice refreshing summer ale. 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden color with a light white head. Aroma was malty with some hop presance....and maybe some banana???
thedm (4999) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated orange colored body. The aroma was hoppy malty bready and dough. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The mild IPA hoppy like flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again. Very drinkable.
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks goes to kenb for sending me this out of the goodness of his heartwhen I had a trede go bad with blake.poured a nice honey color with a off white head. aroma, wow the hops were right out there followed by a nice sweetness, than the malts, orange zest. flavor this did not disappoint me the hops and malts came out nice, nice citrus with a mild bitterness. nice amd clean finish. had this after painting most of the day very refreshing
mjg74 (2614) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Liquid Solutions. Pours a medium copper color. Light sweet aroma of English hops. Lightly bitter flavor, some nice English hoppy qualities. Smooth flavor throughout. Easy drinker. Bitter finish.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a small white head. Very little aroma. An orangey, citrus taste. A nice, thin palate for a summer beer. Overall a good beer that hits sthe spot on a warm day.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted 22/09/2006. 12oz bottle from BrewNZ.
Orange-gold, slight haze, with no head. Caramel and a minerally yeast note dominate a fairly bland nose. A little malt sweetness lies beneath a sharp yeast and nettle-like hop dominated flavour. Light-medium weight, medium carbonation. Rather lifeless. Hopefully itís lost something on the way here.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 Iím gonna go a bit higher than the avg on this one. Itís pretty unique and a good fit for the ambience the label calls for - okay, Iím a sucker. But worth a try, anything from Deshutes is worth a try.
re-rate. itís a year later, and i really donít like this beer near as much. Iím going from 3.7 to 3.3.
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo í06... Drank this one after dawn on Friday, September 1st. Walked outside in the stiff breeze and checked out everyoneís damage. Some folks lost roofs, windows and doors. Most other houses lost a couple dozen shingles. All told, we lost seven shinglesÖ thatís all. God watches over babies and drunks, I guess. Anyway, back to the beerÖ lightly hazy, apricot-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is of wildflower honey. Perfectly balanced flavor but a bit thin and bland. Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, mildly bitter, dry, and finally, grassy finish. Thanks go out to kenb for the bottle!