Tag Archives: Oregon

Inversion IPA (Deschutes Brewery) 3/5

Amber color, sweet citrus aroma. Flavor is slightly metallic and a little grassy. The usual pine and grapefruit aftertaste. Honestly, this isn’t doing much for me. As much as I dislike the overly-hopped IPAs so often found on the west … Continue reading

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Spring Reign (Ninkasi Brewing Company) 3/5

Pours a clear, straw color with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, a hint of citrus, and a little caramel. The taste is surprisingly hoppy for the style, including a notable aftertaste. Medium carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. There’s some … Continue reading

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Kingpin Double Red Ale (BridgePort Brewing Co.) 3/5

(I have a cold or allergies, so my tasting and smelling abilities aren’t at their peak right now.) Barely any aroma, maybe slightly metallic and brown sugar. No head. Perfect amber color. Alcohol hits the chest quickly. You know what … Continue reading

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W’11 KGB Imperial Stout (Widmer Brothers Brewing Company) 3/5

Almost no head. Pours an extremely dark brown, almost black. Aroma presents strong coffee. Taste is the same, heavy on the coffee and some smoke, with a moderate hop finish that lingers on the tongue to balance things out. Even … Continue reading

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Skookum Creek Ale (Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.) 4/5

Not much aroma, a little sweet and caramel-like, which nicely matches the honey color. Tastes mostly of sweet malts, with a fair amount of hoppy aftertaste. Light carbonation makes it highly drinkable. Don’t drink it too fast, though: the 6.80% … Continue reading

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Drifter Pale Ale (Widmer Brothers Brewing Company) 4/5

Sweet, tangerine hop aroma smells delicious. Taste is likewise fruity. Color a dark orange. Aftertaste is considerably clean — no lingering hop bitterness, only a touch of pine — making it highly drinkable. I find it hard to detect the … Continue reading

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Full Sail Amber (Full Sail Brewing Company) 3/5

It’s unremarkable, but inoffensive and highly drinkable. Pours with no head and a perfect amber color. Smell is earthy and metallic. The hops are more assertive than I expected, with a clean, piney finish. Let it warm up a little … Continue reading

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Believer (Ninkasi Brewing Company) 4/5

This Eugene treat pours a thick head with a damp earth aroma of cherries and caramel. Color presents as dark red, bordering on dark orange, with flavors of tart cherries, subtle woody sweetness, and grapefruit finish. It could almost be … Continue reading

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Dead Guy Ale (Rogue Brewery) 4/5

Generous carbonation and an orange color prepare you for a solid beer. The dominant taste is nutty malts, with just the right amount of lemon hops to finish off cleanly. This is like a lighter version of a doppelbock, in … Continue reading

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Blonde Bombshell Ale (Cascade Lakes Brewing Co.) 2/5

The best thing about this beer is the name. The sour, bready aroma, minimal head, and extremely pale color serve as a warning: you can skip this beer, as any micro pale lager could substitute. High carbonation prickles the tongue, … Continue reading

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