pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2013 Bottle on 11/13/12. Light golden in color. Definitely a fresh, hoppy taste but wanted a little more flavor. Good, but not my favorite of Deschutes? fresh hop offerings for 2012. On draught at Deschutes Brewery & Public House for 2013 version. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruit fresh hops. Taste is fresh slightly bitter citrus and passion fruit. Still lighter bodied, but enjoyed it more this year. Note: 2013 version had Amarillo hops from Virgil Gamache Farms. Crit (4105) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Poor looking,hazy gold, fast fading white head.Neutral nose.Somewhat tart citrus hop profile. Medium hop finish,and medium body. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Taste is straw, light hops, wood and malt. Decent, but nothing spectacular. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle at my 30th Birthday Tasting. From my 3 Fonteinen tumbler. Pours very pale yellow, with a green cast - So far, so good! Thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is lemon-pepper, big spice; Flavours are lemon dish detergent, cotton candy, and cheese. Not a fan. Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at Whole Foods Tap Room in Santa Rosa. Yellow, lacey with a lace head. Good hops and very nice IPA Hop aromas. Average mouthfeel at best.
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap. Clear light yellow pour with a small white head. I agree with some of the other raters, this is kind of like a hoppy pils. However, I kinda dig this. A little lemony. Pretty good. durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at the Toronado in SF. I dunno, I actually liked this beer more than most folks. Maybe I was just happy to be at the Toronado after 3 days of being sick in SF. This beer looks like a pilsner--golden with a generous white head. Virtually no malt character; just a hint of grain. Big fresh, resiny and citrusy hops. It was all hops, and it tasted fresh as shit. The Deshutes beer guy was sitting next to me, so maybe it was literally just dropped off. Slick, light palate. pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Tap @ Porky’s: First Impression: Did I accidentally get a Pils? I guess they used Pils malts which definitely influence this beer. The thing about this is that it doesn’t smell or taste like an IPA. Aroma of hairspray with funky bitter tastes. Probably, one of my least favorite offerings from Deschutes. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours clear golden like Bud Light or Miller. Lots of head, not foamy as much as bubbley. Very bitter core - perfect in that sense. Lots of hops, but if it’s not fresh it is not good period. But that’s a fresh hop IPA. bytemesis (9516) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
tap. Pours clear yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma is quite faint with notes of citrus and pine, as well as light grain. Flavor is more prominent, grain, orange, citrus, pine. Lightly sweet, medium bitter getting stronger into the finish. Light bodied.