bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014 imrichbeeeatch (16) - USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at home. Pours decent head on top of a honey colored, slightly hazey beer. Aroma is earthy and floral, slightly sweet and biscuit like. Faint hint of diacetyl (butter). First taste is nice and bitter, then quickly to caramel, then another quick move to hop flavor (herbs and citrus), then all flavor is gone like Kaiser Soze. No real time spent on any flavor. All of the transition of flavors were to quick, not very much depth of flavor.
Verbal Kent couldn’t have told a better story about this beer, but it wasn’t good enough for me to drink again. It was however, a fair representation of an English IPA.
From the file last updated in 2010. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Tastes bitter and hoppy. slowrunner77 (12139) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"i prefer the hoppier west coast style ipa to this british style (which has been replaced by inversion ipa), but this one was one of the better british ipas out there. pretty sure we won’t see it again outside the pub in Bend." Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber-orange color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Thin sheet of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Medium bodied and moderately bitter with floral hops, citrus and malt flavors. Slightly peppery as well. The finish is citrusy with a lingering bitterness. Above average overall. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Bottle conditioned smooth. Clear bright golden color. Flowery aromatic hop front. Crisp mildy sweet balanced medium body extends floral hop fruit flavor. Balanced unearthy hop end. Rich, not big. Sampled 4/5/2000.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear rich bright golden color. Light sediment. Mellow earthy floral ho front. Rich semi sweet buttery slightly creamy malt body. Balanced mildly bitter earthy hop end. Tasty mild IPA. Sampled 7/18/2001.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Quail Springs IPA--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Yellow Label. Clear rich golden color. Light white head. Medium lace. Rich earthy floral hop front. Sweet thick rich caramel malt body infused with earthy Hops. Rich cloying earthy spicy hop end. Balanced. Sampled 1/9/2002.
Deschutes Brewing Company Quail Springs IPA--2002 12 oz. Hopvine Bottle. 5.80% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Slightly hazy rich golden color. Mild lacy head. Medium floral nice grapefruit hop front. Crisp smooth biscuit citrus sweet caramel ceamy body. Clean balanced hoppy citrus spice end. Mild tasty IPA. Sampled 1/5/2003.
Deschutes Brewing Company Quail Springs IPA--India Pale Ale--Graphics Overhaul--Hopvine Bottle--2004 Release. 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV--55 IBU’s Est.? 4.25 / 5.0 IPA--New formulation. Clear rich dark golden color. MIld lace head. Malty floral rich hop front. Doughy creamy rich dry mild tart sweet smooth earthy caramel citrus body. Clean creamy balanced hoppy end. Smooth! Sampled 1/18/2004 Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours an opaque amber with an off white head. Smells grassy, floral, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of bitter citrus and peppery with some metallic hints on the finish.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Hazy/cloudy straw color with pillowy white head. Very nice.
Aroma is fresh citrus hoppy but there’s a tinge of malty bread in there too.
On the palate the malt is more noticeable up front then the hops kick in, giving a nice sweet tangy character to this ale. Good, solid IPA.
Long aftertaste. Juicy.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2008
I liked this IPA, just for everyday, pick up a six pack drinking. A little more robust and malty, but the hops still have a place here but they are a little more on the floral and herbal side, and definitely not at the forefront. A well-balanced very good take on the style. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Not a big fan of English style IPA’s to start with. Had an aroma of wet herbal hops with some pine and lemon peel in the back drop. Had a strange finish, maybe a little too dry? Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2007
No longer the retail standard IPA for Deschutes--Hoppy, but more on the malty side of the spectrum for a PNW IPA. Spicy robust finish and well-balanced. blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Kind of a thin IPA, that pours with a nice white head. Could stand more of everything. Inversion is quite a bit better for an IPA.