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Pine Drops IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Pine Drops IPA
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86
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: chugamugofsud on 06-12-2013

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Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 14
Photo of Brittonnash
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty good. Not spectacular, but drinkable.

Photo of vkv822
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours faintly hazy, but mostly clear golden with a foamy white head.

Fairly standard mix of resiny, floral hops and a lightly sweet, pale malt backbone.

A well done IPA, easy drinking and tasty, but nothing particularly memorable here.

Photo of tempest
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's dry, drinkable and tastes like citrus punch with juiced pine tree. The finishing bitterness is pleasant and biting. Reminds me of Chasing Freshies, but for the soapy character from the hops. Worth a shot. Overall, a tasty brew.

Photo of arvidkoval
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Golden orange, white head.

S- fruity and piney.

T- peachy, apricot, slight pine bitterness.

F- Real creamy feel. Light bodied.

O- man I wanted a lot more pine! Still a good IPA.

Photo of hoyagus
2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks like apple juice w lacing
Smells like cat piss
Medium carbonation
Single note. Pine obviously, bitter finish. Spectacularly mediocre.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Very white yellow color but with a head that last and leaves good lacing. Smells piney. Taste light piney taste. Feels very creamy with medium carbonation and light medium body.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Enjoyed a draft pour into a pint glass. Lovely, hazy golden-straw color delivered with a one-finger head of creamy white foam that left lace all down the glass.
The aroma, at least in this glass, was somewhat mild. You pick up the pine forest and just a hint of citrus.
This one has a big taste. As you'd expect from the name; pine, pine and more piney resin and just a hint of citrus. There is a decent underlying sweetness from the malt that provides a little balance. It finishes with a lingering dry, pine bite at the end.
The mouthfeel is medium and a bit sticky.
Overall, not for every day, but a delicious treat.

Photo of hoptimusprimer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Great

Photo of IPeteA91
4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Imagine hiking 10 miles through Bend's forests and THIS is the first beer you have afterwards, completely epic! Piney IPA's are usually not my favorite but this one smelled like the forest and delivered the taste! The pine is rocked in perfect balance with malts and light bitterness. Cheers to the folks at Deschutes for making this beer and if it's ever released for distro I will be in line.

Photo of merzbeer
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served to me in a plastic cup out of a keg from Woody at the Portland Blues Festival 2014.

Man, this thing is all pine. Imagine an IPA you've had that is more pine than citrus flavored, and magnify that by 10.

Appearance is good - frankly, it didn't appear much different from other Deschutes IPA's I've had. Smell - I ranked this an 'okay' here on BA only because the vessel I was drinking it from wouldn't necessary have given me access to the beer's aroma.
Taste - see above; if you like your IPA's with some citrus, don't bother with this beer. The amount of pine flavor this thing packs is impressive, and while it is pretty bitter, it's also quite refreshing and drinkable.

If given the choice of numerous Deschutes IPAs, I don't know if I would purchase this again, mostly because I enjoy a balance between citrus and pine in my IPAs; however, this is a good beer that I implore others to check out.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco. Amber-orange color, clear, good head. Aroma is indeed of pine like a forest, hoppy. Flavor is more pine, hops, hint of orange, and then malts. Overall this was a pretty good IPA and a nice thing to try since I doubt I'll see it on tap or in bottles in Colorado.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Crazy Harry's in Winnetka, CA.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, pine, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and pine 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 an above average beer that has a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Howler purchased at Liquor Shed, $5.

The pour shows a brilliant light golden coloured brew with a 1" head of foam and plenty of lacing.

The nose brings strongish notes of pine with a hint or 2 of tropical fruitiness. I say strongish because the smell doesn't exactly smack you in the face.

The taste is nicely bitter. Pine rules this beer and it pretty much doesn't let any other flavours through. Even when I swish the beer in my mouth to see if anything else pops it's head out, I get very minimal tastes of VERY light malt sweetness...ditto for any tropical fruit that I mentioned in the smell. Straight up, a hoppy brew that leans solely to the piney side of the spectrum.

Medium bodied, fairly light carbonation, good mouthfeel.

Despite the fact that this is mostly 1 dimensional, I dig it.

Photo of chugamugofsud
4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 68 ibu west coast ipa that is crisp and fresh. Described as like a sweet little Nordic trail off the main trail of Meissner - it takes the high road. Pilsner base malt with Amarillo, Centennial, Northern Brewer and experimental hop x make this piney citrus wonder what it is. Perhaps the best of all the Deschutes ipa's, this thing was clean and snappy, went down smooth and hinted at huge hop favors. Grab a growler.

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Pine Drops IPA from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.