viyh (90) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
I really like this beer! Nice and light golden hue, but packs a bit, fruity aroma punch. Nice and hoppy, good amount of bitters, just enough to boost the powerful tropical punch, pine, and pineapple aroma. There is so much of this fruity/flower aroma that it makes the beer sweet. This is a complex and great tasting IPA that I would drink over and over. DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a light, crystal clear yellow-golden color with a foamy, nearly pure white head. Head retention is about average with sudsy residue remaining on the edge of the glass as the head dissipates. A bouquet of grass and lemon with a few notes of pine. I’m not familiar with heirloom cascade, but I don’t get the grapefruit that is usually associated with cascade hops. Mouthfeel is very good for this style. Wet, slick, and not too much carbonation or hop hotness. The color, mouthfeel, and cleanness in the flavor compliment very well. This beer drinks a lot like a pilsener. A lot of nice balance. A pilsener bitterness appears at the finish. Some tangy citrus in the middle. No alcohol heat or taste at all, even though the ABV is pretty high. I really like this beer. hopphead88 (33) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden yellow with thin white head. Earthy aromas of pine, Meyer lemon, Pilsner malt and light grapefruit. Flavors of grapefruit, lemon cream, candied pineapple, bready pilsner malt, and pine needles with hints of ginger and honey. Med-light bodied. It is very supple, and silky in the mouth; reminds me of a fine blanc de blanc Champagne. The word that best sums up this ale is elegance, Its not a big "in you face" hop monster, hence it’s lower score.
A beautifully subtle and complex ale that is under appreciated by most hop-heads. youngchop (1) - - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
Note: The 2013 vintage is Amarillo hops not Cascade. Aroma is tropical and grapefruit. Pale gold in color, lighter than similar IPAs. Overall, great beer madmitch76 (26436) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
1st December 2012
Doghair (464) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Surprisingly pale gold beer, hazy and with a tidy white head. Palate is smooth and light and semi dry with fine carbonation. Interesting IPA! Smooth minty pine. A little banana ester, slightly spicy. Trace of orange citrus and pith, with mild grapefruit. Finishes dry with more minty pine. Hugely drinkable!
Nice yellow amber with a little cloudiness. Big white foam. Aroma is vegetal and floral hops. Nice balanced taste. Good are very nice but there’s still some malt. Great beer. raphael (1303) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2012
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.