overall
88
80
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This West Coast IPA is like that sweet little Nordic trail off the main trail of Meissner - it takes the high road. Using Pilsner base malt, it is light on malt but not hops. With a hop bill consisting of Amarillo, Centennial, Northern Brewer, and experimental hop X, we packed in the pine along with the citrus notes we love.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Cloudy golden color. Big piny vegetal hop aroma. A little malt in the flavor but the hops are big and bitter. Nice beer but a little on the bitter piny side for me.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (2001) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
I have a cold, but I wont 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 youve had enough. Descartes spits out his latest unmalty mouthful and say, I think not! and he disappears.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1806) - 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) Im not entirely sure what I was expecting here, but this? Thisll do. Thisll 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 Id like to find it fresher (preferably under 30 days) Im pretty happy with this. (16/20) 8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
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 didnt taste bad. From a bottle, at a friends jome.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (841) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle. Gold pour. Flavor is pine, grass, straw, light sugary sweetness, light Amarillo hops (only way I know how to describe Amarillo is to name it) light bitterness. Tingly mouth feel. Lighter body. Extremely easy to pound.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2017
Gravity Cask Half Pint at GBBF 2015, Olympia, London Aug 2015 - Pale Gold in colour. Average off-white head. Good lacing. Very Fruity; tangy citrus orange and grapefruit. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Malty; toasty malts, some caramel. Bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Dry bitter finish. Nice IPA! (2015-08-11)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ronritter (479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Very enjoyable as long as you like hoppy pine aroma and taste, very crisp and bitter at once.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle in Alamogordo before QF-4 retirement. Deep gold color with a big foamy white head. Big fruity, piney aroma that escapes the head cap. Very mild flavor with some earthy, mineral bitterness. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with white head. Pine, lemon, citrus, hoppy, resiny, conifer forest aromas. Pine is clearly front-most in the flavor, but a good mixture of piney/resiny hop and lemony/citrus hop flavors. Damn fine IPA, glad I picked up a sixer of this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (1212) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2016
355ml bottle into shaker. Cloudy golden beer with solid craggy white head. Great fresh floral nose. Smells of pine of course but also grass, malt and pepper. Oily texture, lovely mouthfeel. Great fruity/bitter finish. The first beer Ive had that tastes of pine AND pineapple. Good malt background. Right at the end theres a funky umami note. Excellent, easy to drink but still complex and interesting.


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