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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU: 58

(Beer added by: Wetpaperbag on 07-08-2010)
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-29-2014 04:22:26 | More by PhatAtUT
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blakkorchid

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-27-2014 12:05:01 | More by blakkorchid
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-26-2014 23:38:21 | More by oline73
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

07-26-2014 22:50:00 | More by FLBeerGuy
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-25-2014 14:40:10 | More by IDABEERGUY
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elNopalero

Texas

3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a cardboard-straw color with tight bubbles.

There’s a light aroma on it, very muted from the tap. (Does nitro have this effect on beers? I’ve noticed it before.)

The flavor is creamy and smooth, with a mellowish hop profile. Nitro makes for an interesting drinking experience to be sure.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-24-2014 17:36:34 | More by elNopalero
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 6/24/14.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and candied citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence that still tastes fairly fresh almost a month after the best by date.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 06:44:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Steven1024

California

4/5  rDev +7%

07-22-2014 00:47:01 | More by Steven1024
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1424IpA

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-21-2014 23:14:55 | More by 1424IpA
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-21-2014 02:27:02 | More by NickSMpls
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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-20-2014 21:58:13 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-20-2014 15:50:45 | More by Howlader
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-20-2014 02:12:41 | More by Faroveryonder
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ccfuller

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-19-2014 19:48:02 | More by ccfuller
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awizzle

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2014 22:49:57 | More by awizzle
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wieshefe17

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-17-2014 00:55:00 | More by wieshefe17
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prisdefer

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

07-15-2014 21:34:48 | More by prisdefer
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

07-13-2014 21:06:40 | More by DLS168
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Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-11-2014 03:23:41 | More by Sarmartay
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BalancingBrooms

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

07-11-2014 01:45:30 | More by BalancingBrooms
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%

07-08-2014 17:07:12 | More by jeffaroo95
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-08-2014 02:15:25 | More by MikeDAdams
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-07-2014 20:51:38 | More by Nage37
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7%

07-07-2014 03:31:14 | More by ONovoMexicano
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RJLarse

Washington

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Armory XPA in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny deep gold/copper color with a creamy white head. The beer is crystal clear with many bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell is sweet and candy-like, caramel and toffee notes.

The taste is also sweet and sour at the same tome. Caramel and orange juice, but better than it sounds.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean for all the sweetness.

Overall a decent pale ale. In the deschutes family probably better than the Mirror Pond but not as good as the Red Chair.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:54:16 | More by RJLarse
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Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.