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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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BA SCORE
88
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery & Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-16-2008)
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Spikester:
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Spikester

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev -6.3%

Clear golden amber with three fingers of dense cream colored head. Head lasts for more than five minutes leaving rings of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell is citrus hops and biscuit sweet malts.
Taste is citrus hops with with some white grapefruit bitterness. The malts are there but at a lower level than I would expect from the style. Closer to IPA proportions.
Light bodied with bold carbonation. Finish is acidic citrus bitterly dry.
Overall reminds me of the new session IPAs that are in the 5% abv. range. Alcohol is well hidden though.

03-28-2014 06:18:13 | More by Spikester
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-01-2014 01:43:41 | More by Seattle_Suds
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-12-2013 04:48:29 | More by ste5venla
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hreb

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz bottle labeled Best by 10/11/14 and 5.9% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer is golden in color with a giant golden head. Very foamy. Delicious tropical fruit aroma. Intensely palatable and deliciously drinkable. Great balance between a sold biscuity malt backbone and a judicious use of hops. Carbonation is quite restrained in this bottle. Finishes clean, mostly, with a slight aftertaste of piney hops. Would drink again.

07-02-2014 02:24:11 | More by hreb
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2014 21:14:52 | More by fthegiants
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is just lots of pine, but good.
The taste is nicely balanced pine bitterness and honey sweetness.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's very drinkable and tasty. The lower carbonation was nice too.

05-07-2014 01:08:37 | More by Fatehunter
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hoppy91

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-02-2014 00:56:15 | More by hoppy91
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Beardo

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-17-2014 04:33:31 | More by Beardo
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-25-2014 00:07:33 | More by DrBier
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-14-2014 21:53:37 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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cbarrett4

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours with gorgeous amber hue. Nice aromas of grass, herbs, citrus with hints of bread and malt. Not amazing, but very, very good. Wonderful on the palate with superb harmony and elegance. Rich yet polished and elegant. Rather good despite the initial impression of an average beer.

Bravo!

02-24-2010 07:10:18 | More by cbarrett4
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badbeard58

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%

Agree with the 4+ reviews here. Review perhaps tainted by the fact that the Pearl brewpub had run out of The Abyss yesterday...this was my reason for going tonite. But the food there continues to improve measurably, and happy hour rocks. Malt-forward and especially zesty citrus appeal, more interesting than fresh-hopped Mirror Pond

11-13-2009 02:52:30 | More by badbeard58
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KoG

Nevada

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-18-2014 00:40:57 | More by KoG
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-21-2013 23:42:15 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-25-2014 13:19:21 | More by BeerCon5
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mrseano

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-13-2014 03:25:43 | More by mrseano
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a clear copper color, moderately carbonated with a small, well-retaining, white head. Aroma was light, with tones of floral hops, grassy, with hints of citrus. Taste of caramel malts, crisp hops of the floral and piney nature, grassy and organic. Light-medium body and easily drinkable.

01-05-2012 10:09:11 | More by Rifugium
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-02-2014 04:51:43 | More by bumchilly25
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-04-2014 21:50:28 | More by VikeMan
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%

Imperial pint from cask at the Portland brewery. Lightly hazy amber with a surpisingly thick head for a cask beer. Almost looks like a nitro pour, actually. Excellent retention, good lacing.

Smells fresh and malty with a light fruitiness that really seems to open up more in the flavors than the nose (maybe that thick head blocked the fruitier aromas). Citric flavors here and there, but it's light grape and green apple notes that seem to linger the longest. Smooth yet lively, XPA was a nice beer to try, even with bigger, badder taps from Deschutes surrounding it on all sides.

08-07-2011 12:27:33 | More by PDXHops
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -5.3%

On tap at the Portland Tasting room.

A - Pours a nice orange color with a lively tan colored head. Solid retention and lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine, grassy, a bit floral or perfumy.

T - The floral tones dominate, but nice pine and grass also.

D - Good carbonation, no bitterness.

O - Pretty light, but a touch too floral for me.

07-19-2011 20:59:31 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Copper-bronze, white head, thin ring of retention, excellent lacing.

S: Bread, toffee & caramel gives way to plenty of citrus & grass.

T: Grassy-weed, resiny, grapefruit, rind, bread & caramel. Assertive bitterness.

M: Smooth moderate body has a light hop acidity.

D: A very good drinker.

10-17-2009 03:23:01 | More by Derek
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-08-2014 21:34:53 | More by GClarkage
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coolandy007

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-02-2013 22:47:50 | More by coolandy007
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prisdefer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-12-2012 14:16:10 | More by prisdefer
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Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery & Public House
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.