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Metolius River Ales Green Drake IPA

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scooterbub (871) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 24, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours an amber color with a thin white head that fades. Taste is of malt, hops, pine, resin and citrus. Similar aroma. Has a medium body. Overall, it is okay.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gustodd76 (3) - Corona, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
Not as hoppy as most IPA's but a descent beer none the less. Smooth and very mellow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber, small fizzy off-white head that disispates quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is caramel, malt syrup, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, caramel syrup and pine here too. Medium body, low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. Uninteresting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Thanks to iNBe. Not great but not bad, not very hoppy so it will confuse some looking for an IPA. Serving: bottle

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidobutai (424) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Very short-lived head, attractive burnt orange color. No lacing. Bad aroma, not hoppy, more like decomposing mulch. Really. That smell influences the beginning of the taste, momentarily, but that gives way to a more pleasant crisp taste. Still doesn’t taste like an IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
edwardbass (553) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Wow is this a bad "IPA". It’s not an IPA, by the way. It tastes more like Old Style to me, if slightly more refined. Aroma? Awful - sweet malt and rotting grass. Taste is is sweet, slightly-molasses malt with a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit of hops bitterness, but zero hops flavor. Not the worst "bad" IPA I’ve tried, but not good at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a transparent yellow color body with a small one finger head that left some spider web lacing with rings. Fast rising carbonation was seen. The smell was centered around the hops and nothing else. The taste was exactly the same thing. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium with nothing bad about it, but nothing spectacular, slightly watery. Overall, this is just your standard American IPA, nothing to scream about.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
I need to be more skeptical when some previously unheard of brew shows up at my grocery store. This is a pretty typical example of what these beers tend to be and it is very mediocre. It does at least pour a nice orange color, clear w/ a long-lasting head of fine white bubbles, but really that is the best thing about it. This is a pretty down-the-middle APA w/ nothing especially compelling about the hops and a slight metallic twinge. It is drinkable, not too sweet and bitter enough in the finish but that is only enough to make for an average beverage.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Foxbush (1322) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
12 oz bottle The ale poured a light amber with a white head which dissiapated quickly. The aroma was muted at best. This not an impressive IPA. The taste was more of malt than hops. the IPA had a light body and average carbonation. The finish was not inspiring. This one needs more work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhatB420 (648) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
12oz into a glass, pours a copper amber fire. Aroma is some hops, pine, malts, shoeshine, malts, and orange rind. Taste is dumbed down by the malts prevailing all over, but orange spice, grapefruit, melon and grass remains. Overall, an ok ipa, sampled in Vegas, but not exceptional or outstanding. Ok Ok Ok


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