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Armory XPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Steven1024, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

1424IpA, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

NickSMpls, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Faroveryonder, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

ccfuller, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

awizzle, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

wieshefe17, Jul 17, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

prisdefer, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

DLS168, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Sarmartay, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

BalancingBrooms, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jeffaroo95, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

MikeDAdams, Jul 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Nage37, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ONovoMexicano, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
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.

RJLarse, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cbcrunch, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SD-Alefan, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Birdlegs, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Hubatch, Jun 29, 2014
Armory XPA from Deschutes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.