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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (2654) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2014
I think this may be a new beer from Deschutes. It was just okay. It could have tasted much better, but in the end it was just alright.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (359) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy gold colour with off white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is grapefruit and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1497) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Clear burnt orange pour with thick white head. Aroma is citrus and bread forward. Taste brings out the pepper and pine. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Great pale ale. Nice bitter aroma and flavor that flirts with the IPA range. Citrus notes. Light malt background that only compliments the hop profile. Good light palate with a crisp bite. Average light copper/golden color.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (239) - - DEC 10, 2016
Pours clear amber orange, head like whipped egg whites. Nose is bready caramel, hint of figgy fruit. Taste is orange, grapefruit, pine, honey biscuit. Basically fresh-squeezed IPA, light version. It all comes together well, light enough to be sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13152) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Keg at Hopcat Madison, 8/15/16. Clear amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of floral, herbal hops, pale malt. The taste is herbal, piney hops, pale doughy malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5942) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Mango and strawberry aroma, honey underneath. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head. Lemongrass, orange, grapefruit. Brief appearances of grain. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Great aroma, but rather ordinary on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of bread, floral and resin. Taste is caramel and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (2285) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2016
12oz bottle from Kroger (Hydraulic Rd., Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of herbal hops, floral, bready. Clear orange with a fairly lasting white head. Pretty dry, malty, herbaceous. Light-medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2197) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a clear orange-copper into the glass, with a nice frothy tan head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of citrusy hops. Flavors are of citrus, biscuit, light caramel and peppering bitters which finish with a long, sustaining peppery pine note. The medium body and semi-active carbonation, alongside a substantial mouthfeel makes this a nice "transition brew", taking aspects from both pale ale and IPA contingencies. This is quite nice, and a very decent experimental offering. It provides a great quaff and has complexity for days. APA and IPA fans wont be disappointed with this "experimental" release. Great job. Thoroughly enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear dark yellow. Slightly sour/grapefruity smell. Tastes like accidental perfume in the mouth.


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