That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
12 oz bottle best by 08/11/16. Pours clear orange with a white head. Just about the definition of a session ipa. Light and crisp. Could definitely drink this all day.
They should can it! Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Light refreshing floral citrusy hop aroma with a hint of lemon Come from this clear medium yellow brew. Lightish body and hop flavor up front. There's a sweetish flavor trying to sneak it's way in trying to balance bitter and sweet. Does well. There is a slight lemon flavor but the aftertaste is bitter with more lemon. Not a bad brew DialSquare (5063) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: amber-gold pour with white head. aroma of grainy malt. tastes are herbal, grain, lemon, pine hops. superspak (5675) - Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/3/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, orange peel, light pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops, lemon, and light-moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, orange peel, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, orange rind, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops, lemon, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and lightly bready/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice session IPA All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical/pine hops, lemon, and light-moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering. Bill Becker (1064) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Pours a clear gold with good head of foam.
Smells hoppy with notes of lemon citrus and hint of bread.
Light bitterness with lemon zest. Light presence of malt that leans towards the bready side. Pretty balanced for this not my favorite style.
Light bodied and pretty drinkable.
AndyW68 (1554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 29, 2016
Light copper pour with white head. Aroma is grain and mild citrus. Taste is watered down version of what I would expect from deschutes. JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2016
12oz bottle from the COOP.. pours polished straw... foamy white head... earthy pale malt with a perfectly balanced citrusy hoppiness... I dig the whole "session" movement, and I think Deschutes actually hooked earlier than most, but never really put anything out there until now.. . IndianaRed (4779) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2016
On Tap at Bittercreek, Boise slightly hazy orange/golden. Nice heavy thick lacing Light bodied but still a nice malt profile. A touch biscuity and nice fresh mostly piney hop flavors for a session. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
I was excited for a deschutes session beer, as I have been working on the boat and didn’t need to get hammered.... The aroma is ok, lemon, citrus, but some maltiness, and the malt comes through in the flavor a lot more, like grainy. So I’m not too impressed which is odd for a deschutes. Oh well, last one so I thought I should throw down some numbers and verbage. slowrunner77 (12144) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2016 a nice enough session ipa, but not among the elite in style because the cracker malt is just as prevelant as the hops. The only difference between an apa and a sipa is the sipa should be all about the hops with no distractions. This misses the boat there. The nose is a little on the weak side, but pleasant. The flavor is where the lemon really shines. Had side by side with Wolf Pup, and Hop Slice got its arse kicked.
9/16 impression out of the bottle is stronger. 3.7+ after a 3.5 on tap.