Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Philousa:
2.76/5 rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75
Imbibed on tap at Original Gravity during their Deschutes tap takeover, 2/11/13.
Pours a golden amber, slightly bending the style a bit here. White one finger head settles to a one bubble layer clinging to the glass. Not much lacing because of this. Aroma is hop forward with citrus and pine. I get slightly doughy biscuit with a swirl. Flavor is similar to aroma except the barley comes through more and there is an undeniable sweetness. The feel is thick, which reminds me of honey all too much, as it grates on you after a whole. Finish is balanced. I'd like to have a pale ale to be refreshing, not syrupy.
Serving type: on-tap
02-12-2013 17:02:42 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev -5.1%
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
3.89/5 rDev +4.3%
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
Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.