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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-11-2014 02:41:46 | More by kbuzz
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-04-2014 14:28:30 | More by SD-Alefan
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Afroman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2014 01:30:09 | More by Afroman
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-26-2011 05:40:40 | More by GarrettB714
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2014 04:54:07 | More by BurdockBoy
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

02-01-2014 01:43:56 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-18-2014 14:06:24 | More by Schlafly33
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-17-2012 22:00:13 | More by ste5venla
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

A pint at Beer Revolution Edmonton.

This beer appears a slightly hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one finger of loosely foamy beige head, which leaves some nice Swiss cheese lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of light biscuity caramel malt, punchy orange and grapefruit pith, a bit of bakery-fresh sweet pastry notes, and further leafy, perfumed hops. The taste is semi-sweet caramel/toffee malt, spunky orange, kiwi, and white grapefruit, a hint of metallic alcohol, and a stabilizing earthy, leafy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, just a prick and a nick here and there, the body a wavering at times, but generally steady medium weight, and more or less smooth. It finishes off-dry, the lingering fruitiness sort of overbearing in its astringency.

A tasty enough APA, although the edginess kind of takes this in an uncertain direction - one away from the normal yin/yang of sweet caramel malt and bitter citrus/pine hops. Hmmm...a Deschutes brew that underperforms? Shocking.

06-14-2013 01:41:20 | More by biboergosum
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Tuckersmth

California

3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

08-12-2014 03:39:19 | More by Tuckersmth
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TheSixthRing

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance - Pours clear and rust orange in color with a finger's worth of white head. Good retention. Leaves a fine layer of microbubbles that covers the surface, and a nice, sticky sheet of lacing around the glass.

Smell - Moderate aroma, consisting of bread and fair caramel malt, while moderate notes of citrus come through nicely.

Taste - Follows the nose. Big and bready with lesser caramel, backed by a solid citrus undertone. Finishes much the same, with light bread and citrus zest lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Goes down smooth and easy.

Overall - Had this on tap for the first time about 14 months ago. Drinks fairly similar to their Red Chair, minus the brilliant mouthfeel and depth of the latter. Good, but not a unique release, nor is it on the level of it's NWPA counterpart. In fact if they were biological twins, Red Chair would be Alanis Morissette, and Armory would be Wade. (Who's Wade you ask? That's what I said!)

04-21-2014 02:05:50 | More by TheSixthRing
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-12-2014 05:49:29 | More by dertyd
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jkroese

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-13-2014 02:22:20 | More by jkroese
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SamuelR

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-26-2014 05:20:36 | More by SamuelR
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Good head retention & very good lacing

S: Breadyness & citrus, some floral hops as well.

T: Pineyness, orange peel & breadyness & a little bit of sulphur up front, a little bit of pear & white grape as well. A little bit of lime, bready sweetness & orange peel as this warms, along with a little leafy hops, dryness as well. Finishes crisp, dry, with grapefruit pith & a little pineapple

MF: Medium bodied, fluffy carbonation, nice balance

Old school APA that works for me, super easy drinker

08-02-2014 02:17:57 | More by russpowell
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2013 01:14:37 | More by Hardcore
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-20-2014 21:35:28 | More by joemcgrath27
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-07-2014 20:51:38 | More by Nage37
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-08-2014 21:05:00 | More by mc4z
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kmoen

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-07-2014 05:14:35 | More by kmoen
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jellikit

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

A: orange. Medium foamy head. Thin lacing.
S: lemon. Peach. Floral.
T: citrus. Floral. Grapefruit. Basic malt overpowered by hops. Not in-your-face bitter, but it's definitely there.
M: medium carbonation. medium body.
O: pretty good. Hoppy IPA. Nothing spectacular, but tasty. Would buy again.

05-24-2014 02:17:48 | More by jellikit
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-23-2014 19:01:35 | More by Rutager
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Spikester

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-24-2014 05:07:04 | More by Spikester
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Beardo

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.