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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | 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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Ratings: 215 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev +7.2%

smekermann, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of evbro
4/5  rDev +7.2%

evbro, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of archyquaffer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Because of this stupid, dumbed down rating system, I'm done with thoughtful reviews, and maybe done with this site.

There you go- there's your dumb ass rating. Since it looks pretty, I'll just give it a 3 and go back to eating Cheetos.

Sorry Deschutes.

I came back and increased the score a bit after I had time to calm down.

archyquaffer, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

On tap at Funcks in Palmyra PA. Part of a 4.5oz flight.

Yellow with thick white head and lacing. A bit funky on the nose. Taste was very furry, not unpleasant, but a little jarring. Hard to pinpoint flavors. Some zestiness. A bitterness in the finish.

This one might have been a bit off. Not unpleasant, just not up to the standard I've come to expect from Deschutes

MikeWard, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

BDeibs, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of jkroese
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jkroese, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of pathead
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

pathead, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of thedankness
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

thedankness, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Tuckersmth
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%

Tuckersmth, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of codyb1991
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

codyb1991, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Beardo
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Beardo, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Donkster46, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of kmoen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kmoen, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of aoampm
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

aoampm, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Afroman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Afroman, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Haybeerman, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

russpowell, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of PhatAtUT
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

PhatAtUT, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

blakkorchid, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

oline73, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

FLBeerGuy, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

elNopalero, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 23, 2014
Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.