Bill Becker (1273) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017 woodsboy (18) - Fairbanks, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Another purely mediocre brew from Deschutes.....I seem to remember a time when I really liked the beers from Bend but not anymore. Since then I have become a HUGE fan of IPAs (faves include Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA and 21st Amendment Back in Black IPA) but the PacNW IPAs seem to pale in comparison to the newer brewers suds. Inversion pours deep orange with a very foamy head, often overflowing my 16oz pint glass...could have been just this 12-pack but it seemed really over fizzy compared to past experiences. Flavor is a flat bitterness with very little sweetness or taste to enjoy. Finish is unbearably bitter and stays in your mouth, I dont taste much of anything here except the sting of bubbles on my tounge. Im taking the rest of the 12er to work to give away, will be the last time I drop $13 for this cruddy brew.
From Jun 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle (best by 8/31/06) an amber gold with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving a fine layer with some lacing.
The smell is on the delicate side...notes of citrus from the hops and some spiciness.
The taste is a strong citrus bitter up front but then, a good malt sweetness(caramel) moves in and balances the taste nicely. The finish goes back to and actually intensifies in the bitterness and spiciness department. Hmm....I'm liking this new IPA from this very solid brewery!
Bottom line: Another solid offering from Deschutes that I hope makes its way to Casper for further "testing". :^)
bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
A bit of funk on the nose. The bitterness again seems slightly astringent to me. Decent ipa, not great. Deschutes portland
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone castellano42 (11) - - SEP 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2017 Another great IPA by Deschutes. The only brewery, in my opinion, that is brewing good IPAs, the rest are all the same. This one is a nice crisp IPA that is one of my favorites for cold weather. Has a nice malty character and mouth-feel with the perfrct touch of hops. j.hi (29) - - SEP 15, 2017
Nice IPA. Not strong aroma. Nice amber but cloudy. Clears eventually. Fairly full mouth with nice balanced hops and malt initially. Finishes nicely but a little sharp with good staying power. Been looking for more every day IPA when not spending for special. This could be it
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2017
12 oz bottle Amber pour medium off white head Aroma and taste is sweet malts Light Citrus and moderate bitter hoppy finish
JohananaV2 (278) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2017
I was a fan of this beer. It had good flavor for an IPA but finished on the light side. Not much of an aftertaste that some can leave, but left you wanting another sip
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone donandres (619) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - AUG 25, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip
Sight: Amber, hazy, medium light tan foam
Smell: Hoppy aroma, fragrant
Taste: Very good, bitter
feel: long follow through and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok too repeat and look for
tightslice (1397) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 18, 2017
On tap at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is mild malts, citrus peels, earthy bits. Taste is citrus-y and then an earthy bitterness that reminded me of chewing on a poisonous twig. Harsh. MaBeer1972 (2143) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle from Total. Pours out a nice-looking deep amber color with a frothy light tan head and lots of lacing. Big fruity-spice aroma and flavors with a bit of citrus and pine. Good bitterness but a little too much on the sweet side for me. tntracey (100) - Hood River, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2017
12 ounce bottle. A good overall IPA. No complaints, but was expecting a bit more "punch" bordering on an Imperial IPA let’s say. That said, I doubt many drinkers, in the know, will complain about this beer!