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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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EHOP A few years ago, we excitedly announced that we’re adding our name to the growing list of breweries who have become employee owned. It came at a great time as news was spreading (and is still spreading) about breweries being acquired, purchased and halved… At the time, lots of questions arose from our team about ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan): *Can we sell our stock on Wall Street? *Can we get a brewery dog named “Leonardo DiCaprio” (Wolf of Wall Street) *How much is our stock worth? *Can we buy more stock? *Does this mean that we can buy that private plane to fly to and from events? Most of the answers to those questions were “no,” but as a team, we made the transition together for the better. About a year ago, we welcomed Harpoon Brewery to the “cool kids club” as they went ESOP too. In chats with them about the program, we also discussed the idea of creating a collaboration brew that celebrated our independence as craft brewers, and our new endeavors into co-ownership! On September 3rd, Brewer Ryan Schmiege from our brewery went to Boston, MA to brew Harpoon’s version of the collaboration, and on September 14th, Brewer Ethan Elston from Harpoon came to Bend to help us with our version. The beer so cleverly named, “EHOP” (get it, ESOP), is an ale brewed with employee grown hops (we picked ours straight from the parking lot – see below), local spices, and a lot of LOVE! Both versions will be bottled and kegged for a release in Mid-Late October… find our version by using our beer finder tool! And stay tuned for some events in the markets where both Harpoon and Deschutes beer are sold.

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4.1
DocLock (11103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours turbid ruby with tan head. Nose is great resiny hops, caramel malt, dark fruit. Tastes dark fruity, hoppy, resiny, with red grape notes, tannins, and berries. Super smooth finish.

3.3
alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft to taster at Dutch’s from notes. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, some moderate herbal hop character, grass, additional mild fruit, light spice, just not something that I enjoy very much.

3.5
jflopsu (1827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Pours a clear rust orange with sediment and heavy carbonation. Has a faint aroma of spices, malt and caramel. A very similar taste to winter warmer (not as good) with spices, malts, caramel and light hops. A dry grain and sweet malt aftertaste.

3.3
maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Clear amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, hops and very faint herbs. Taste of malts, caramel, hops and slightly nutty. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly hoppy finish. Nothing special, solid amber ale.

3.9
dwyerpg (6432) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2016
I didn't get so much herbs in the aroma but my wife did. Looks great. This is nice. Definitely has the malt backbone but has a hint of hops with some herbs. Nice.

3
brokensail (16660) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap @ Three Sheets. Nice amber colored beer with some white foam. Has a lot of herbal, piney hops to it. Not sure they’re working for me...come across a little bit harsh. Sweet caramel and toasted malts dominate and provide a fair amount of sweetness. Moderate bitterness to the flavor as well. Maybe a little bit of estery fruit aromas as well? Meh. Should’ve known to not order an amber ale.

3.5
gripweed57 (2908) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Mahogany red/brown color. Small creamy beige head. Rich toasted malt nose has a slight hint of sage. Upfront flavor is tangy toasted caramel malt. Slightly bittersweet in middle with notes of cocoa and dark cherries. Sweet vanilla and nutty notes in finish.

3.2
thegreenrooster (4584) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pour is almost a clear dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is earthy malt, some sticky toffee and caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is typical amber ale sweet malt with almost no bitterness. I did not get much or any of the herbs used in the beer. This is basically a richer than usual amber ale with some underlying spiciness. Kind of disappointed, I was expecting a savory herbal beer and this was just a slightly above par amber ale.

3.6
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Pours copper brown with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of bready toasted malts, pine, caramel, spices (sage with maybe just a little thyme), light citrus, and sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter,medium-lomg finish. Overall, a decently tasty, pretty interesting amber that shows off some interesting spices.

3.6
stevoj (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from Brewers Haven. Pours out a dark amber with high fluffy head. Dry malty aroma, caramel malts in the taste finishing up with a dry, hoppy bite. Slick, smooth body accentuates the rest of the characteristics. The sum is greater than the total of all its parts.


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