ryanfolty (2604) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Clear golden pour. Grain and hops in aroma and taste. I just wasn’t feeling this one and usually like Deschutes beers. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2013
On draught at Pdx deschutes - pours crystal clear gold. Nose of intense hops. Taste is hop forward and backward. Somewhat oily on tongue. Finishes dry.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
1st December 2012DocJitsu (2035) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 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!
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. jgb9348 (6474) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Crisp, very light golden coloured body with a thick, four centimetre tall white head and a honey glow - very nice, albeit light colour. Aroma of malt, alcohol, corn, coriander seed, hay, grass, and yes - a tiny bit of hops - not as much as expected - perhaps just the dry hopping is lacking? Medium to an Odd-Full-bodied; Strong malt flavour up front with a very interesting hop flavour right afterwards, more of grassy and resinous hops, but with a big full body that goes down like syrup. Aftertaste shows only a bit of the hops, mostly malt with cardboard mixed in, some lighter hay and grass notes and a hint of syrupy sweetness on the end. Overall, a very interesting beer - not like most fresh hop I/APAs, but more of a syrupy, resinous APA that doesn’t show enough complexity to be considered great or even good. Drinkable for sure, but not worth the money or space in the suitcase. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-March-2013. Sampled within five days of purchasing the beer - albeit the best by date on the bottle is 27-December, it seems like the store had it for quite a while.
Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Big citrusy notes, sweet sugar, caramel, some spicy character as well. This beer is okay. PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Citrus, light hops in the aroma. Light hazy color white head. Citrus taste little malty. Sour on the palate bitter finish good beer for them hot days. rader58 (926) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours an opaque light golden/straw color. Aroma of citrus, grass, clean. Flavor is citrus, spruce, resin. Hops is very much in the fore here with a citrus up front, bitter middle and dry pine and resin finish. baraciisch (3371) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Light citrus hop aroma... Color is golden... Flavor is fairly malty and sweet initially which gives way to floral hop bitterness on the finish... Fairly sweet for a west coast ipa... Kind of an English malt mouthfeel with a west coast ipa finish... Nice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Was really excited about this brew. Quickly became disappointed, though. Nice nose of fresh, piney, bitter hops. Did not enjoy the malt bill, however. Did not support the strong hops. Bad cracker, light pilsner taste.