Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle- Poured into a Sniffer glass..The Aroma is Hoppy with hints of lemons and field grass, The color is light copper, about the color of apple juice, With a 1 finger soapy color head, with a little lacing around the glass..The Taste is Fresh with nice Hop balance and hints of citrus and nice paleness..Lingering hops on the palate, This is a really good beer.Go out and get you one, I have not had a bad beer from the Deschutes brewery. drpimento (3572) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Refreshing new interpretation of a PA. Served a bit too cold, small off white head that settled to a light cover which lasts and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is a little mild and not much indication of the great itegrated flavors to come. Those flavors tend towards slightly bittersweet, wet hay, a little bit of weed, caramel and a crazy juxtaposition. Body is bang on. Finish has proof of greatness cause I want more. Excellent, drink the fuck out of it beer. trujahwarrior (510) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a copper color with a thick white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine,and citrus. Tastes are the same but wow I am amazed by how well the flavor shines through. Mouthfeel is nice for a pale ale. I’d have to say that this is the best pale ale I’ve tried to date it has such a great balance between hops and malts. The flavors are amazing. I’m going to have to buy some more soon. DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a deep copper with an antique white head. Impressive head retention. Mown grass and citrus nose. Pleasant mouthfeel with an enjoyable, but peculiar mix of caramel malt and tangerine gummy worms. It finishes as smooth as it begins. This beer is an excellent example of a fresh hopped ale while managing to be pleasantly different. brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pours a dark, amberish orange color with a finger of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Nice carbonation. Smells of resinous, dank, and grassy fresh hops. Get some herbal characteristics, along with pine, sugary grapefruit, tiny bit of tangerine, and plenty of floral. A very nice, clean carmel malt is detected as well. Taste immediately starts with a resinous, grassy hop flavor, but is quickly balanced out by a sugary grapefruit flavor. The middle continues the sweetness, this time bringing a carmel sweetness. This is balanced with more resinous, herbal hop qualities, along with some grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is really good and makes this beer. Get more resinous qualities, but are more of the bitter variety. This bitterness is tame, however, and is accompanied with more intense notes of grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruits. It seems to start off with more fresh hop qualities and finishes with more juicy, fruity hop qualities. All the while balanced with a sweet, clean, and bready malt backbone. Very clean, crisp, and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a pale ale. Although it has a fuller body, it still drinks likes a session ale and leaves you wanting more. A very well-crafted fresh hop pale ale. I wish the hop harvest was year round because this is awesome.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
A: copper ale with excellent clarity and a finger of off-white foam which falls to a sheet of the same. Rings of lace.
S: aw, smells soo good. Sweet floral hops are citric and somewhat piney.
T: nice and balanced pale ale with a healthy hop addition and a sweet biscuity malt backbone. Good shit.
M: medium bodied and moderate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: yummy! Good beer. The heirloom hops are different and delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
10-08-2011 Hanan (83) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Sixer from anthem az hops and tannins. Pours and rates as advertised. Piney citrus floral. Fresh excellent hops. One of the best apa's ever made. Some slight dryness. Strong nice bitters for 5.5 abv.
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From 12 oz bottle. Really nice ale. Pours a beautiful amber copper color. I’m not a huge IBU guy, so maybe that explains why I like this so much. Nice creamy tight bubble head, crisp, clean and easy drinking. Sweet hoppy taste without bitterness. Ratman197 (14686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, short lived amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel, pine and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and carmel with a lingering, pleasently bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer! AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours golden/copper with medium lasting head and a strong, fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. Plenty of hops in this sucker, just the way I like. Flavor uniquely hoppy, I would say citrusy and sweet. You can feel the bitterness on your tongue, but the hops taste sweet. Interesting sensation that I really appreciate. Nice light body leaves this beer refreshingly smooth. I would probably call this an IPA, but whatever it is- it’s damn good!