RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer on 8/11/2004. Aroma is a caramel malt scent. Color is bright clear gold with light carbonation and thin head. Taste is bold and bitter. Starting with a light/medium body that goes down with a sharp feel. Finish comes on with a bold full flavor that is a bit of a surprise. It starts with a sweet malt flavor that is backed by a big bold bitterness and nice hop flavor.
buddahmind (39) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Real good when it comes out. I get a little burnt out by summers end. Sweet and bitter with good balance of hop and malt profiles.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t think that this was too bad of a brew. It had a hazy color with a small white head. Citrusy smell with a fresh clean aftertaste.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy light yellow color with a billowy white head. Mild fruity malt aroma with a very low key (almost imperceptible) hop profile. Medium-bodied. Murky light hop start and a light fruit finish. Pretty damn boring and a disappointment from Deschutes.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
part of me thinks im rating this so low because im disappointed a seasonal offering is something as basic and rather bland as a bitter. it went down easy, but overall the flavor and aroma were pretty boring. im sure they got what they were aiming for, as ive always been impressed with deschutes consistency. however, this isnt something i would get again (unless maybe on handpump the way a bitter should be)
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I enjoyed the brew, it’s better than the Cascade Ale (had them side by side). Aroma of citrus, light sweet malt, grapefruit, and in the background hints of sweet candy sugar. Pours a golden amber with fluffy white head. Flavors of fresh hops, citrus, malt, and bitter hops in the finish. A nice summer beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tasted very similar to Cascade Ale. This would be a nice beer to have in the summer months as a session beer.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of citrus hops - mild. Pours gold with a small white head. Flavor is hoppy citrus with a little lemon zest and little malt backbone. A little dry and resiny with some lingering bitterness. Average.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deschutes makes fantastic light ales. Cascade and Twilight are very nice drinking. Summer Ale - got it...
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Cirtus hoppy aroma, with a malty hidden smell. A mild body with a golden almost orange hue when poured, with very small head.