Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by beertunes:
3.5/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear light golden amber color with just a quarter-inch of white head that low retention and decent lacing.
The aroma was hop forward, mostly floral, with some citrus, and had a nice earthy malt foundation. On the tongue, the malts were present at the front and the early middle, while the hops took over the middle to the end. Bitey citrus hop flavors were prominent on the dry finish.
The body was about what you want in this style, fuller than light, yet lighter than full for the style. Drinkability was good, I could easily have a few of these. Overall, a nice take on the style. I'm not sure what makes this an "X Pale Ale", it's not overly pale in color, and not extra alcoholic. Whatevs, still another nice brew from the crew in Bend. Worth trying if you see it.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2013 23:53:16 | More by beertunes
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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
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
Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.