turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Dark amber with nice thick, creamy head and sticky lacing.
Aroma and flavor is citrus and pine and hops.
Good medium powered IPA with a good citrus finish.
Not bad! uhclem (428) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2008 Poured a hazy amber. Nice big head an heavy lacing. Hops are abundant from the nose to the finish. Hops are nicely blended with the malt. My original rating was poor. Either the IPA got better or I am in a whole different place. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle. Last beer of a really nice 14 beer Friday night just hanging out, thanks for having us over Blankboy! Dark orange, medium white head. Nice hop aroma, but lots of malt there too! Huge hop taste! Pronounced because of the wonderful light malt body. Great linger. Huge flavour at this alcohol, another solid IPA. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle. Clear amber, average head. Light roast malt backing, and tons of hops- crisp and thorough. The taste is even more bitter, grapefruit pith and floral acidic notes. Light body, solid bitterness and astringency, not too boozy. Great drinkin’ IPA. RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Has an interesting peach element to the aroma. Good malt balance. Finish is unique, (not sure if that’s good or not), it’s like a prickly pineyness. Weird.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Pours a dark hazy copper with a huge head that dies slowly and laces all over the place throughout. Smells of citrus, rind, hops and sweet malt. Smells great and a little different from a traditional IPA. Tastes the same as it smells along with a lot of bitter grapefruit. Feels creamy and full in the mouth and is extremely drinkable. Deschutes has blown me away during this visit to Oregon and are churning out some great brews.
Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy orange with a thin white head that lingered nicely. Heavy fresh pine and citrus hop aroma. Well balanced malt/hop/alcohol. Those great hops hang on for a nice long finish. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Not very impressed with this IPA. Beer poured a murky, deep golden color. Head was exreamly BIG, fizzy, and off white in color. Nose of musty hops with some orange peel in the back drop......I think my bottle was a little old. Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Thin dense head. Tan in color. Sweet caramel malty aroma with a good helping of floral hops and a bit of citrus. Color is a dark orange brown. Strong maltyness up front. Sweet caramel. Then it does a quick 180 and smacks you in the face with some steep bitternes and hops. Lots of flowers and some grapefruit rind. Some chalkyness and a very dry palate. Lingering strong roastyness and bitterness. A pretty good IPA. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Bockyhorsey for this one. theisti (4114) - Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2007
12 oz. bottle from Albertson’s in Burien, WA. Pour is orange, with some slight haziness and a one inch off white head. Aroma of some grapefruit rind and straight citrus. Taste has some initial bitterness (more of the citrus peel) with a very hop focused body. More bittering hops appear in the finish. There is some malt in the body, though the balance tips much more toward the hops. Nice beer.