CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
(Draught) Sampled at GCBF 2010 on September 10, 2010. Strong malt base amongst a large citrus nose. Very piny hop flavours. Good.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Mahogany with a moderate frothy off’-white head. Aroma is the best attribute for this beer with nice citrusy hops (has to be cascade). Good bitterness off set just enough by sweet caramel flavor malt. One of my favorite sessions in this region. fizzy (6) - Willmar, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2010 does not count
i just love this stuff. I would recommend it to anybody who likes a great IPA because I know that they are going to find it better than any other they have tasted. fourplayed (69) - Lakewood, California, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Clear red/amber with 1 finger off white head. lite lacing appears creamy, sticky. Smell is clean,citrus and mildly sweet malts. Taste is Hops up front with a medium alcohol presense, citrus and sweet creamy malt notes. Carbonation is zesty with med alcohol warmth, medium body, nice hop bite and dryness on tongue. For me the alcohol presense pushed this brew more toward a DIPA. Well crafted and worth trying. madvike (3292) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Bottle - Pours rosy deep amber with a nice foamy off-white head. Lots of tropical fruit on the nose, with pineapple the most present, along with some fruity hops and--I swear--marshmallows. Yeah, weird. Much more malt in the flavor, sweet and caramelly, with some alcoholic bitterness that ramps up into a dry, grassy, bitter finish. Pine and orange rind in there too. Wow...wasn’t expecting that boozy snap, and I have to say it’s not welcome. Started great, but wouldn’t drink this again.
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle. Dusty bronze with a generous, subsiding orange-tan collar. Juicy dried apricot, peach and mandarin jelly aroma with..hold on, a hint of Shep Neame about it. Increasingly alcohol-heavy as the head disperses. Peachy, booze-sodden and bitingly dry with notes of tonic water, Darjeeling, and orange and blackcurrant wine gums, largely demolished by bitterness. Doesn’t quite deliver the hop goodies promised by the aroma. Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Nice amount of bitter in this beer, but it’s a little too sharp and lacks complexity. Not a bad IPA, but I expected more from Deschutes. I guess they saved their best IPA recipes for Hop Henge, Hop in the Dark, etc. mystiksc (62) - los angeles, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Nose is a pleasant aroma of Grapefruit and Orange. Palate is caramel malts, hops, grapefruit. First thing I noticed about the appearance, is the sediment floating around, probably from dry hopping??. Overall smooth and tasty. Definitely a beer I would buy again and very sessionable, especially for $7.49 a sixer @ Bristol farms...Actually all Deschutes sixers are $7.49 and I hope it stays that way. The only other great ipa for similar price is anderson valley hop ottin’ @ TJs.. RobertDale (6755) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9-18-2010. Comes an amber/orange with decent white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Tastes the same. Great balance. Great taste. Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Amber colored pour from bottle. Thin white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is grapefruit, pine and a balanced profile of malts. Clean, slightly bitter finish. Solid IPA, one I would drink again for sure.