Christos (5691) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2017
(Deschutes Pinedrops IPA) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.5%
Pale orange colour on the body, clear, with a good sized, thick white head on top.
Aroma has the usual caramel malts, some citrus and orange.
Taste of citrus, orange, pine, intense resin. Strong bitter finish.
Medium body with good carbonation.
Nice. erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2017
Golden, hazy. Pine, loads of it, golden malts, resin. Fairly fresh. Big bitterness, very clean, lasting aftertaste. An honest ipa. (33cl bottle at Caroline’s in Berkeley) mike_77 (6565) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2017
Golden colour with thin head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of piney hops. Not overly bitter or heavy. Mister_Li (1334) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2017
Leicht trübes orangegold mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Grapefruit, Orangen harzig, Kiefer, etwas bitter. vipinvelp (4370) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Light hazy yellow, off-white lacing foam head. Nice hoppy aroma, bitter taste. Some tree - forest note. OK. (Galveston 201705)
olio (10163) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2017
355 ml bottle @ home. BBE 10.05.2017.dfearnley (2068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
Pours clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma has mandarin and mild hops, some pine needles, caramel notes, mild malts and pineapple. Flavor is somewhat juicy fruity with pineapple and mandarin, sadly the age shows a bit with subtle cardboard notes, some malt bitterness on the finish, faint resin. Not very fresh with the hops anymore but otherwise a decent fruity IPA.
I have a cold, but I won’t let that get me down. This is a hoppy pine forest. The malt profile is like Rene Descartes. Rene Descartes, you ask?
Rene Descartes walks into a bar and orders many Deschutes Pinedrops IPAs. Later, the bartender says to him, ‘I think you’ve had enough.’ Descartes spits out his latest unmalty mouthful and say, ‘I think not!’ and he disappears. UXO (1896) - CANADA - MAR 29, 2017
Appearance: hazy straw with one finger of loose white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: resiny pine, citrus, clean pale and caramel malt, tropical fruit, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively carbonation, crisp dry bitter finish. (4/5)
I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting here, but this? This’ll do. This’ll do, and then some. Resiny evergreen and citrus lead the way over a solid but unobtrusive malt backbone, followed by pineapple and mango tropical and floral notes. Feels pretty fresh, and the best-by date supports that: Deschutes’ normal guideline for their best-by dates is 120 days for lighter beers (200 for dark) so that suggests a bottling date of 25-Jan-2017 or so, and an age of 64 days right now. I always like to get IPAs as fresh as possible (Belgian and Brett styles excluded, of course), but ninety days is a reasonable time frame to expect a West coast style to retain freshness, so although I’d like to find it fresher (preferably under 30 days) I’m pretty happy with this. (16/20)
8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com kevinator63 (36) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2017
Interesting, Forest scented, like tree sap, very different. Malty and very crisp. Tastes of hops and clean airy pines. I liked it, but one is plenty. Honestly, made me think of Pine Sol, although it didn’t taste bad. From a bottle, at a friends jome. HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Really bitter with a dry bite. It's missing a little bit on complexity, but overall I think it's a good choice.
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