Zymurgeist2 (2139) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pale gold. Clear with a white head of small bubbles that lingers. Dank grass aroma. Earth and lemon. Flavor is grass with fruit in the background at finish. Dry finish with large bitter end.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale straw color body with a tall bubbly white head. Huge fruit nose with strong apple, pineapple, peach, cherry and lime. Sugary sweet malt body, a bit thin and on the oily side. Tart and with notes of sweet orange and grapefruit. Not what I was expecting.
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Thanks, J! Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a loose whitish head. Mild fruity nose, but of grapefruit. Creamy medium body with light carb. Toast, caramel, and grapefruit on the mid palate with a light finish. Very understated.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bomber; crystal clear pale gold with creamy white head fading quickly; dry lemons, corn, grassy hops and white sugar; honestly this looks and smells like a slightly hopped malt liquor; dry, grassy hops with lemon juice and dry hay; very little bitterness flavor-wise but does have a drying quality to the mouthfeel; quoting Alex, meh
portableparty (2336) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours yellow gold with a foamy white head that slowly settles to a film and little lacing. Aroma has a ton of grain and malt with wet smelling hops that are fairly muted with all the grain grass scents. Taste is bitter and resinous with warming booze and grainy malt and spice like pepper notes. Palate is thin to medium with a warming chalky finish.
raphael (1220) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aromas of resin, powdered sugar, lemon. such a pale clear yellow with modest white head. cascade hops are known as citrus, but the green-ness adds a strong but clean resin, with the lemon more in the background, and alcohol. the strong hoppy taste with the light color is what strikes me—great job Deschutes.
DalzAle (2030) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear light yellow pour, spotty, soapy carbonation and an aroma of light resinous lemon and barely noticeable hops. Flavor is bad bitter hops and stale malt and old lemon rinds and resembles nothing like an IPA, let alone a fresh hop IPA. Big let down, thankfully it was relatively cheap
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Poured very pale (way too pale for an IPA), like a straw yellow color with a thin head. Some decent cascade notes on the nose. Flavor wise it was way too unbalanced on the malt and sweetness side. Needed more bitterness, more hop flavor. Especially for a fresh hop.
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from QFC.
Light pour, short-lived white fluffy head. Nose of pine and pineapple with some unwanted esters. Flavors of spicy hops marred with alcohol, banana,and such. This one is a disappointment.
ACHops (1548) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Super Deli Mart. Pours bright golden yellow with thin head. Aroma is floral tart hops. Taste is sweetish malts balanced with earthy sharp hops. Doesn’t taste as fresh as Hop Trip, but that was a while ago so who knows. Pretty impressive that Deschutes does enough fresh hop to distribute it like this.