Oakes (19755) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Slightly hazy dark amber colour. Fresh woodsy hop aroma with caramel and breadcrust malt. The body is a bit sticky, but gets creamier towards the finish. Rich hop bitterness is well-balanced by bready malts. Well-rounded. Lip-smacking hop finish. Pretty good fresh, but the way this hop character is, it will be probably be total crap in six months. Definitely enjoy this now! waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
bottle. pours dark orange creamy color with thick head. Grapefruit and hops. I love the bitterness of this beer. This is one fine reeb. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Larry Pitonka: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing, off-white, dense frothy plateau of a head. Big fresh grapefruity piney hoppy aroma explodes out of the bottle. Once it settles, more sweet toasty caramel malty notes are present. Body starts with a nice caramel malty sweetness with some toffee flavor hiding underneath a mound of fresh citrusy flavoring and bittering hops. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with dry lingering resinous pine notes. A very nice IPA. RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This beer offers a hearty aroma of hops and caramel. It is copper colored with a thick light cashew colored head. This beer offers a robust taste of hops wit hints of pine and caramel. It finishes with the strong presence of hops and hints of caramel. smcd (366) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
(22oz Bottle. 03/2006) Slightly hazy. Orange. Thick, off-white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. Floral hop aromas, understated for what is about to hit you ... which is HUGE CITRUS AND RESINY HOP TASTES THAT LINGER FOR HOURS. Like chewing on a grapefuit rind. Body is actually pretty thin.
jsquire (4760) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Murky orange color out of the bottle with a lasting fluffy cream colored head that left lots of sticky lace. Fresh hoppy nose; pine with honey sweetness. Lots of bready malts with grapefruit juice, apple sauce and pine flavors. Well balanced IPA that finishes with a grapefruit rind bitterness. Nice hop head beer. Thanks Andre. Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2006
Dark and cloudy, great rough raw hop aroma, quite earthy and spicy with a resiny fresh aroma. The body is a bit rich for an IPA, I prefer a bit more dryness. The bitterness lingers but only briefly. This is a great example of the style, I could drink many of these! jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2006
22 oz bottle thanks to Larry Pitonka. bright clear amber color with a densely foamy white head. heavy aroma of "light" hops - herbal, floral, grassy, sage elements are hoisted to the top by a base of pale malt. really smooth and light for a strong IPA, with a well-rounded bitterness through-and-through, never becoming ultra-hoppy. fluffy light malt throughout as well, very well-balanced and really drinkable. dry bitter (and slightly iron-like) finish, but despite an average finish it’s a very good IPA. glad i have another bottle! kramer (6989) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
22 oz bottle, via Buch Dich. Dark copper pour with a billowy and fluffy off-white head. Nice citric and perfumy hop aroma over a toasted and caramel malt base, very clean smelling. Biting hop bitterness right off the bat, great clean and complex hoppy goodness. Finish starts with a deep caramel malt sweetness, then is erased by a lengthy bitter trail. Full bodied, almost syrupy mouthfeel with perfect fine carbonation. A very tasty IPA and my personal favorite that I’ve had from Deschutes. jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Tap @ Toronado. A dark orange brown color with a smooth clean hop profile without the bitter finish I expected. Somewhat astringent with a slightly sweet finish.