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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
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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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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 8/20/14. Probably brewed in February so around 3 months old?

A: Pours a clear amber with a very very effervescent light tan head. Very high carbonation and very bubbly as a result. Head thins out and fades away relatively quickly. Thin little specks of lacing.

S: Nice sweet juicy tropical fruit. Caramel sweetness and tangerines...maybe apricot? Even some pineapple. Pretty nice.

T: Oh yeah, more of the same. Juicy, juicy tropical fruits. Much like the aroma with the tangerine, apricot and pineapple. Get some spiciness too, an herbal spiciness. Like a moderate dankness I guess? Mild caramel malt and a light hit of bitterness in the finish. Lightly dank aftertaste with traces of tropical fruits still floating around. Mildly dry finish but not bone dry.

M: Medium bodied, lightly oily and lightly dry finish.

O: Damn, I wasn't expecting much from the reviews but this is delicious. It really captures the essence of what an APA should be. Hoppy but not a bitter bomb. Just enough hop character to give it some bold flavor but light enough to be easy drinking. There's been a big glut of "session IPAs" recently but this is exactly what I want for a sessionable beer. 5.9%, borderline IPA but so much easier drinking. Really nice APA, well done Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 04:55:24 | More by Dope
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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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Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-27-2014 12:05:01 | More by blakkorchid
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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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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4/5  rDev +7%

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Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.