rgfellow (126) - - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours medium amber with sticky head lacing. Aroma is muted floral, pine. Taste is smooth citrus and spice. Light mouthfeel, easy finish. Fantastic session beer. berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear orange/amber color with a two finger off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is piney and floral. Taste is citrus and spicy with some maltiness in the middle and a piney finish. BeerSquare (117) - - MAR 6, 2013
My second Deschutes experience, and I liked it almost as much as my first-- this has just a taste of the wonderful "banana hop" flavor I caught in their "Inversion " IPA.
This one is similarly "mild mannered"-- relatively speaking, for something that has the words "west" and "pale ale," it does not blow your hair back in a Green Flash kind of way.
But it has a nice tangy tinge that fades away into a relatively sugary finish. Good beer. jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden body with a fizzy, off-white head. Floral aroma along with toasted grain, grapefruit, sweetbread, dough, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning velvety in the finish, lively carbonation. Floral taste along with sweet grapefruit juice. Bready malt backbone. Combination worked for me. Easy drinking because the bitterness, though moderate in the finish, doesn’t scrape the tongue for very long. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a thin off white head with good legs. Nose is faintly dusty, then grapefruit hops, a little floral hops. There is a faintly metallic note. Very well balanced sweet/bitter flavor. A little oily/buttery in the mouthfeel. Pretty good.
dwm1034 (786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12 oz bottle from Oregon grocery. Pours rich orange / amber with one finger head. Mild hoppy nose and initial taste. Yummy. Floral / citrus hops in taste; smooth with minimal hop bite. Very tasty. stantheman (1101) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 On tap at Hops in New Westminster. A beautiful rosé color, and fruity on the nose. A fruity, zesty and hoppy flavour. An unbelievably great pale ale!
garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 2, 2013
June 17 2015 at Bitter Tasting Room in Vancouver. Still a world class pale ale. 4.0.
amber color with fluffy head. smell is sweet pine and citrus. Taste is refreshing with malt, hops and caramel. Great carbonation, nice spiciness. Bottle from wine and cheese place mail order jkbachman (181) - - FEB 28, 2013
Low hop aroma. Malt bill fits well with pale ale hop profile. Hop bitterness is present but plays a minimal role. A good overall beer.
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Gorgeous slightly hazy orange copper pour. Plenty of depth with a light off white head. Good lacing. Very hoppy, nwpa, aroma. Grapefruit, citrus, pine. Caramel aromas can still come through. Flavor is disappointing. Falls short for what aroma and appearance set up. Malt flavor was a tad chalky. Hop flavors did not shine anywhere near to how the aroma did. I feel the shortfall is in the yeast. Out of place estery character is throwing me off.
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