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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 22 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bernat1971, Sunday at 07:05 AM
Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber at the end of August from Total Wine for $3.99. Best by 11-11-14.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is oranges and grapefruit.

Taste is oranges and mango with some grapefruit rind. Malt base is bready. Malts and hops blend melodically.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, decently carbonated for a refreshing feel.

Overall this is a delicious brew. I like the orange mango flavor. Recommended especially at that price point (for a bomber).

arizcards, Friday at 12:47 AM
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3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

OCSA_1978, Oct 12, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +4%

Pklimas, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Bomber served cold into a pint glass.

Armory is a copper colored ale with thick white head. It settles slowly and leaves a little lacing.

Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with a familiar pacific northwest character.

Flavor is fairly bitter but balanced with a caramel malt base. Hops bring pine and citrus to the party.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and properly carbonated.

Overall a good extra pale ale and instantly recognizable as Deschutes.

GilGarp, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-10-05 in Lancaster, PS at The Fridge on nitro.

English style bitter but with a nice fruit twist. Balanced. Not real bitter. Really enjoyed this.

Tucquan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bitrswtmtl1, Oct 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mike_dawson, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Lallsballs77, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial.
Malt: Crystal.

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 04.29.14.

A: See through red/orange. Light head.

S: Slight grapefruit, blood orange. Subtle notes.

T: Citrus, flower, caramel, tangerine. Also slight graham cracker.

O: Citrus and floral sweetness comes on, followed by caramel and graham cracker, then tangerine takes over and lingers. I loved this one. This was also well balanced as all Deschutes offerings are.

Rating: A

WAbeerfiend, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

MdMcBee, Sep 30, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

svenness, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

schopenhauerale, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a very thick head (I guess the nitro) that keeps there eternally and leaves laces.
Light aroma of bread malt and herbal and citrus hops. Hints of pineapples.
Bitter flavor with predominant notes of pine, toasted malts and papaya. Also, some resin, tea bags and lemon. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with apparently low carbonation given the nitro.
I am getting to the conclusion that nitro is all about look and feel over flavor. I mean this is very flavorful, but the nitro seemed to have masked its complexity. A bit overly sweet after warming up.
Ap.4 Ar.3,5 Sab.3,5 Sens.3,5 Cj.3,5

FLima, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

LooseMoose1978, Sep 15, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

HarmonMW, Sep 10, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

dcisco44, Sep 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Moonshae_D, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

prock180, Sep 04, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

hoprook, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

woggydoggy, Sep 04, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

jimba, Sep 03, 2014
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Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.