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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
So here we are 25 years later. Very humbled, grateful, and amazed that we got here in one piece. Still a mix of beer geeks and boardheads. Still independent. Still trying to find that perfect balance between art and commerce, work and play, inspiration and perspiration. Thanks for supporting us for all these years, and next time you’re in Hood River, stop by for a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Hazy red-amber color, medium sized head. Mild aroma of malt and cereals. Good body strength, with smooth mouthfeel; moderate residual sweetness, and light nutty touch; ordinary bitterness.
An ok beer, but the alcohol feeling overwhelms the other components.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours gold into a stem glass. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Mild caramel aromas. Soft with caramel and a hot bitter lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (3164) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours a clear deep golden orange color with a decent off white head that persists for a bit. Smells of sweet honey like pilsner malt with a twinge of spicy hops and a bit of syrupy orange and a solid shot of ethanol. The flavor follows the aroma with lots of bready sweet malt and plenty of ethanol burn. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. I’m not sure how you can consider this a dopplebock with no caramelized sugars or dark fruits in the mix. I continue to be unimpressed with full sail, this one reminds me of a malt liquor and should be poured out of a forty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Hazy orange pour with a nice white head. Looks syrupy, but not the case. Sweet malt aroma with slight citrus scents, perhaps some pineapple. Sweet up front disappears quickly and leaves me wanting some more substance. Hop notes on the back end. Weak for a 25 Anniversary release. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Fruity, spicy aroma. Seems more like a heller bock. Slightly hazed orange, one third-finger head. Chalky malt and alcohol burn for a taste, just mildly sweet. Not thick or heavy necessarily, but it will weigh you down, especially since it come’s only as a bomber. Not destined to become a regular for the brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3441) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle; poured a clear orange/amber color with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, must, caramel, flowers, perfume and honey. Alot of caramel and ripe fruit up front, with a floral and spice finish. Not much of a dopplebock, but a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zoucrew102 (1013) - - JAN 27, 2013
Aroma is sweet. Pours amber orange color with a white head that doesn't last long. Good balance between the hops and malt ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
What is a pale doppleback? Bottle from Champane’s Cellars. A good bitterness and spicy. Some malt liquor aftertaste. Wasn’t the style but nice and drinkable. Nice bubbly head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5989) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Tastes much more like a pale ale than a doppelbock. Ok for pale ale. Pours clear orange. Aroma of citrus, orange hops. Medium carbonation and consistency. Some lacing. Taste is bitter with some saltiness. Thanks to Sammy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (1189) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Foamy head on top of a reddish cloudy pour. Lemon aroma. Spicy taste with hints of citrus. Mouth was pretty light. Hints of caramelized banana and brown sugar. Alcohol was hidden really well.

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