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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
A good bit of caramel, toasted malt, and not much bitterness or hop flavor - true to the style, though it’s not my favorite style. However, it hides the alcohol well - there’s no hint of the 9% in there. That makes it excellent in my book.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toasted grain, orange, and grass. Flavor of bread, caramel, nuts, and toasted grain with a dry, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2196) - - DEC 5, 2015
Poured from bomber into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a tangerine and orange aroma with a decent showing of a yeasty smell as well as a moderately strong showing of some caramel and grain. Along with these aromas comes some lighter hints of bread and a little bit of lemon. Taste –The taste begins with a rather strong showing of a bready taste mixed with some sweetness of a citrus fruit and caramel nature. Along with these tastes comes some flavors of a yeastiness as well as a little bit of a more boozy taste. Toward the end, the sweet increases even more with some grassy and more grainy tastes coming to the tongue, leaving one with a rather sweet and slightly boozy fruit and grain taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average to thin for a doppelbock of 9 % abv., with a carbonation level that is low. The feel is OK overall, but a little thicker body may have been nice for the big abv. of the brew and a little more carbonation may have helped in accentuating the fruit flavors of the brew. Overall however the feel was decent. Overall – A rather tasty brew overall. Nice blend of fruit, wheat, grain and booze. A quite tasty, yet drinkable brew at 9% abv.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Citrusy, hazy, slightly sweet. Not bad. Not the expected Dopplebock flavor. More hoppy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Pours a dark golden copper color with apricot colored edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind. Slightly toasted sweet malt aroma with a delicate floral hop presence for balance. Hints of caramel, toffee, rye and biscuit countered by a grassy hop character and subtle dark fruit notes. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a surprisingly hop forward flavor that’s countered by sweet malt, bready yeast and dark fruit. Floral, grassy hops provide some dry bitterness that lingers but this is nicely countered by caramel malt, biscuit, toffee, hazelnut and toast. Well balanced with a well masked high ABV, making this beer very easy to drink. Pretty flavorful but a bit too hoppy for this style in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3954) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Quite nice although it does not say anything about the 25th anniversary but of a Recipe #4. Nice aroma and creamy features and taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Rated on 4-13-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small smooth off-white head that is mostly lasting, orange transparent body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, bready, some toffee, pine hops, and earthy. The flavor is lightly bitter, pine hops, toffee, bready, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. A quaffable beer with a lingering bitter aftertaste. It is a sipping beer. A Dopplebock? Really? Hmmm.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3619) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
bott;e @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy dark caramel amber, head that drops to the rim, light streaks of lace. Nice aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is malt that adds sweet caramel and bread in the palate, then turns to alcohol, with even a hint of bourbon in the end. The lingering finish shows the caramel hasn’t left yet.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Dark copper color with a nice toast smell and malty notes. White foam with nice lacing and fair retention. Light carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Tastes of baked crackers and light bitterness in the back. The bitterness sits in the after taste for about 3 to 4 minutes and on the toung for longer. Some hopps balanced by sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Sampled on 3/13/14. This dopplebock pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large to medium sized white foamy head with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is malty, sweet and bready. A medium to light bodied dopplebock. The malts are bready, caramel and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice malty and bready dopplebock, dark fruit and some brown sugar. A touch boozy and perhaps a touch of oxidation. Very drinkable. Aroma is sweeter than the taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5770) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Orange color with thin head without retention. Aroma is layers of dried fruits and caramel. Flavor has lots of dark fruit sweetness with dates, raisins and prune notes. Has a light herbal bitterness toward the bad end. Medium and full-bodied with no carbonation on the tongue. The palate displays sugar with a mildly syrupy texture. Decent.


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