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Quail Springs IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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Ratings: 87 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-09-2013 13:14:05 | More by Metaltildeath
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HopsXray

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-13-2013 08:58:30 | More by HopsXray
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jakecattleco

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-31-2013 21:53:56 | More by jakecattleco
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

05-25-2013 13:09:29 | More by Slatetank
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-24-2013 06:16:54 | More by OMsweetOM
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

05-22-2012 04:26:16 | More by abcramer
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Piason

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2012 07:11:28 | More by Piason
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The finisher for me on 3-8-12

A - Served a light yellowish with a Fluffy light tan to white head. Good retention.

S - So cold that I couldn't smell anything. Sone Citrus lemon finally poked out.

T - Very mild. Some citrus. Lemons and some orange.

D - Good carbonation, light body.

O - Meh, I see why they don't bottle this one anymore.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 04:44:53 | More by HuskyinPDX
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

12-21-2011 07:47:40 | More by NvMyBeer
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-13-2011 01:38:27 | More by Beertracker
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Blast from the past here. The color between gold and bronze. Aroma was lacking in the hop department, big in the woody earthy department.

Sweetness, then wood. Where are the hops? Right, English ipa. So I guess I talk about the balance and the nuances. Well, its still pretty pedestrian, but true to the roots I guess. Not a bad session beer without the heavy hops or bitterness. Since they keep it at a decent price ($7 for 6) its got that going for it.

Enjoyable with spicy food. Sweet spicy counteraction played well.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 17:59:25 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. longneck bottle into a standard clear pint glass.

Appearance: Clear golden color with a frothy white head that faded quick, but left some nice lacing behind.

Smell: Pine and citrus hops with a little sweet malt beneath, and maybe a hint of spice. Welcoming.

Taste: Grapefuit hops up front, light sweet malts to balance. Finishes dry with a slight bitterness on the tongue. Crisp and refreshing. Not as hoppy as some IPA's, but still flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light-bodied and crisp. Dry and slightly finish on the tongue.

Drinkability: A good IPA that's a little lighter on the hops than most, but it's balanced well with pale malts. Another good beer from the Deschutes Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 17:49:22 | More by ChopperSmith
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ccrida

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the PDX pub, Quail Springs IPA is clear pal orange with a small, creamy white head leaving very light lace.

Smell is hoppy, damp hay and herbal notes from the (styrian?) goldings. Pretty assertive for the style, but clearly continental.

Taste is very good, a nice hop spice from the goldings, with some citrus ester to balance it out.

Mouthfeel is slick, lighter bodied, with decent carbonation and really nice, soft roundness from the cask.

Drinkability is very good, a fantastic English IPA, especially on cask.

Serving type: cask

12-31-2009 20:11:33 | More by ccrida
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light orange color, slightly cloudy with a small off white head. Lacing was good.
Floral hop smells upfront. Light malt aroma and a smidge of caramel. Floral hoppiness. Not as intense in flavor as most West coast IPA's, but nicely balanced. More of the English style IPA.
Medium bodied with a light tingly mouthfeel.
Lighter feel and good balance make this highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2008 02:06:44 | More by barleywinefiend
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This a less than thrilling beer from an otherwise magnificent brewery.

Appearance: Pours a pale yellow with a frothy sudsy white head, and nice lacing.

Smell: light dry grassy hop and pale malt aroma. a touch of fruit in an otherwise reserved smell.

Taste: This IPA seemed more like a Pilsner with some indistinct husky bitterness and long dry grassy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy in the mouth. Maybe I have grown to expect more DIPA status from these beers.

Drinkability: Though the beer did not leave much impression on me it was approachable and easy drinking.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2007 09:49:13 | More by Phatz
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variousartists

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark gold color. White lingering head. Great consistency.

S: Cascade hop aroma, with floral traces.

T: Personally not hoppy enough for an IPA, I prefer the Inversion IPA. Good malty character.

M: Good solid medium bodied beer. Good carbonation.

D: Finishes a little sweet, but still a very drinkable beer. An overall solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 01:26:09 | More by variousartists
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ChrisA

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More of an English IPA as opposed to an American IPA, but still rather tasty. Poured a bright copper color with a one inch head. Nice hop aroma. Excellent hop bitterness. Crisp finish. Solid session IPA. Bad news: looks like Deschutes has removed this from their lineup. Good news: it appears they have replaced this with more of a West Coast version, their Inversion IPA. I guess I'll be drinking as many of these as I can until the replacement starts to stock the shelves. Last note, $5.99 for the six-pack, can't beat that.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2006 23:24:20 | More by ChrisA
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blackie

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: The pour produces a low white head on the rich golden amber, somewhat cloudy beer. The color of this IPA is great.

smell: The moderate hop aroma reminds me of toned down PacNW hops, a little grassy in character. Right along with it are notes of caramel malt and honey. Light hints of candied tropical fruits.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the lower side of the medium range, and the body is the same.

taste: The taste is very similar to the aroma. At first I find moderate fresh and grassy hop flavors. Then comes a light sweetness of pale malt and honey. Then a moderate bitterness in the finish.

drinkability: A very solid IPA, and refreshing on a hot day. Easy to drink. Great balance everywhere.

Acquired in a trade with loren01. Besy by date of 05/03/06 is printed on the label. I can really tell how this thing is hopped: toned down PacNW? Noble? English? An interesting take on the style and one I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2006 20:31:49 | More by blackie
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint gladd about a month before its "best served by" date.

Very nice looking in the glass. A beautiful hazy orange/gold with a small white head. Some lacing.

The aroma was of hops and some malts. The taste was very nice witha alight hops bitterness with a sweet profile. Quite surprising [to me]. Some grapefruit hints. Not the usual West coast IPA. Much milder hops. Seems very well balanced.

The mouthfeel was medium with moderate cleansing and a nice creaminess. Overall, I was very impressed. I'm not a hophead so I usually approach drinking an IPA with some trepidation. This offering from Deschutes was definitely something I can live with. Nice session beer. Very impressive.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 04:07:27 | More by atigerlife
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IntriqKen

California

3.1/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampling at BevMo in a plastic cup. :-(
Poured a nice golden color with a white head that melted to adequate lacing.
Aroma was mostly malts to me....with only a hint of Cascade hops. (I think this brewer must use Cascade in most of their brews...not a bad thing...just safe).
Taste is immediately a sweet hoppy bite from the Cascade hops....followed by a mild dryness.
Aftertaste of grapefuit with light alcohol follows.
A pleasant IPA, but sort of average to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 04:01:26 | More by IntriqKen
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD was 11/18/05 over 4 moths from the sell by date, decided to review any way since it tastes pretty good and may serve as a benchmark as to how some styles/beers hold up compared to others

Pours light bronze witha a 2 finger+ off white creamy head. Good head retention & no lacing

Smell: Fruitty nose with toffee notes

Taste: fruitty with piney hop notes. Sweet & dry on the finish

MF: Slight fizzy, but otherwise balanced

Pretty drinkable, will get freah bottle to try when it comes back around (soon I'd imagine) to compare and contrast. Even when you get an old beer deschutes still kicks ass

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 05:53:29 | More by russpowell
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benito

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a light copper/amber, mostly translucent with lots of carbonation and a thin head...more or less in keeping with what one should expect from an IPA. The bouquet is filled with the standard (ho-hum) citrus notes but is given an exciting depth by hints of cinnamon and peppermint. I also caught a slight grassiness (maybe lemon, maybe cedar) in the nose as well.

This is a delicious beer: the hop bitterness is distinct at the tip and back of the tongue, but in between it's mellowed out by a honey-filled, velvet like maltiness. Overall, the body and length come out as medium:
quick and snappy, but also fulfilling. The hops linger long after each swig as if to re-assert themselves as the most defining (and delicious) quality of this brew.

This is a refreshing and tasty take on an IPA that ups the ante on how malty the body of this style can be. A solid brew all-around.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 15:53:47 | More by benito
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Bcant

Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Quail Springs IPA pours a hazy golden color (it is unfiltered) with a nice white head made of tiny bubbles that has good retention. Appetizing potent hop aroma. The hop blend in this IPA is uncharacteristic of American versions of the style. Less emphasis on the piney / citrus flavors typical of US IPAs (though these flavors are part in there) but also more subtle bettering hops found European brewing. There is also a substantial malt balance that is both sweet and spiced. The finish is dry and crisp. Mothfeel is a little thin, though the hop oils do offer some palate coating. Very refreshing and drinkable. Quite an interesting IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 05:13:54 | More by Bcant
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DogFood11

California

2.65/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the lighter end of your typical IPA, white head that produces a reminder of its path, bit of a chill haze or just some unfiltered look.

Malts balance this out to a decent mix but its a bit on the sweet end and misses the point of an IPA in my opinion. I'm not a complete hop head at all but this seems lacking in the hop department.

This is a clean and refreshing brew that finishes light and easy. Cleanses nicely and could easily make this an all day type brew, which is not what I would expect or want from an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2006 05:29:18 | More by DogFood11
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MSchae1017

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

The beer is a cloudy orange-gold color with a good size head that holds and laces well. The beer smell has characteristics of sweet citrus, possibly grapefruit. These smells seem to mostly come from the hops. The taste is quite refreshing. This has characteristics of some mild sweet citrus like flavors balanced nicely with an apropriate amount of bitterness with the hops. There is also a good mouthfeel about this beer. This is not too water and the carbonation complements the overall character of the beer. This is a good IPA, I think that it could use a bit more hops and just overall more of a bold flavor. This seems to feel more like a Pale Ale than an IPA but it is an overall good beer.g

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2006 01:42:39 | More by MSchae1017
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Quail Springs IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.