Down 'n' Dirty IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Down 'n' Dirty IPADown 'n' Dirty IPA
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Down 'n' Dirty IPADown 'n' Dirty IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 88
Photo of gandres
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Amber, hazy, medium light tan foam
malty aroma, not a lot of hoppy aroma specially for an india pale ale
very bitter, unbalance, bitterness comes out
long follow through and long bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good, ok too repeat, but not to look for
Drank: January 4, 2017 7:00 PM

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought 22oz bottle from Tamuras $4.29
Cloudy amber color
Smell of citrus, hops
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Bitterness, but not overwhelming so fairly easy drinking.
Overall a nice IPA that I would drink again.

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Photo of hreb
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz best by 01/24/17. Beer pours into my craft pint glass brassy red in color. Imperial Red Ale, perhaps? Apparently "down n dirty IPA" does not mean CDA. Big tan foam on top, too. Very pretty. Aroma reminds me immediately of Inversion, an IPA I have become very familiar with. But this one weighs in at "merely" 6.3%, half a click less than the other. Aside from color, what will set this beer apart from Fresh Squeeze and Pinedrops?

Well, it's piny, and seriously bitter. More bitter (higher apparent alpha) than Inversion, and more highly attenuated. This beer tastes like Inversion looks and Inversion tastes like this beer looks. There's also Cinder Cone, which actually is a red ale, and has nothing to do with this at all.

I think the "Down 'N Dirty" of this beer, color aside, is it's simplicity. It's not a rich bouquet of complex hop aromas. It doesn't offer a precocious balance of bitter and sweet. It's just a simple, straight ahead hop bomb in single [American] IPA proportions. Approachable for IPA drinkers who want nothing gussying up their IPAs. I wonder if they market it at a lower price point? Great mouthfeel, too. Label says it's bottle conditioned.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with an inch of frothy beige on top. Moderate lacing. I smell citrus hops and light malt. The taste is definitely a citrus hop forward IPA that has plenty of light malt to keep things in balance. The mouth is lightly sticky, fairly dry, and lightly chalky.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes Brewery 'Down'n' Dirty IPA' @ 6.3% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6.50
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-pine & citrus , earthy
T-clean tasting IPA , with a bitter swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok/good beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely a "down 'n dirty" old skool IPA. Slightly more amber than most, but boom!, piney, earthy, and bitter as hell backed by a medium feel and slick finish. Cheers!

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Photo of leaddog
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a medium amber/copper with three fingers of foamy off-white head.

Smell - Citrus and piney hops, grapefruit peel, pine resin, tropical fruit (pineapple and passionfruit), bready caramel malts.

Taste - Bitter punch of citrus and piney hops, along with grapefruit peel/pith, pine resin, and the tropical fruits. Hops are the star here with the bready malts supporting.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes off dry with a lingering stickiness on the palate. Bitter and sweet notes also linger on.

Overall - A hop lover's dream come true. Deschutes delivers another home run that displays the hops and their lovely bitter qualities to a tee. As a hop head myself, I quite enjoy this brew.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy sunburst orange color with a tight, off white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright, citrus hops and toasted malt.

Tastes of the toasted malt layered with the bright hops. Malts lead off with notes of caramel, toasted bread, and some syrupy sweetness. Hops come next with notes of citrus and tropical fruits along with some herbal notes. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty good IPA, could use a bit more oomph though.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle - another IPA from Deschutes - sorry, but doesn't there seem to be soooo many of them already, yeah?

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with a near teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and chunky ecru head, which leaves some decent crowded island group lace around the glass as it slowly but evenly subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, muted domestic citrus rind, a touch of further tropical fruitiness, some muddled earthy yeastiness, and quite heady leafy, weedy, and above all, piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, lemon and orange rind extract, a certain flinty stoniness, and rather acerbic pine resin and its fellow forest floor friends.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its basically functional frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, those big-ass hop bitters doing us all a favour by dialing it down a few notches here. It finishes trending dry, the piney character really starting to run roughshod over the lingering maltiness.

Yeah, I guess I was a tad presumptive in asserting that all Deschutes' IPAs are the same - this one surely isn't. Lots of lop-sided green hoppiness abounding hereabouts, so much so that my side palate is asking me if we can go home a bit early tonight, to which I say - fuck no! This hophead is enjoying himself just a little too much right about now.

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Photo of frasergrove
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp clear deep golden pale, huge frothy white foam that leaves tons of lacing. Aroma is forest and earthy, some notes of citrus. Moderate bitterness that sticks around for a long time, earthy and rich. Smooth finish. A fine IPA!

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Photo of Taybeh
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a bomber picked up in Duluth, best by 8/19/16, into a shaker, while enjoying a summertime view of Lake Superior. Very solid quality offering from the reliable Deschutes...not as "dirty" or earthy in the hops department as I was hoping, but a great balance between substantial bready malt and a mix of citrus and piney hops, with some good resiny bitterness. Nothing too fancy or special, just reliably good. Very glad I picked it up.

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Photo of TrueOregonian
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beautiful amber color to this beer
Smells great. Citrus, grape fruit, pine very strong flavors.

Taste is simply too much. You can taste the resin on your lips minutes after a sip.
I'm gonna suck this one down cause I don't waste beer but I really don't want to.

Well if you like grape fruit you'll love this beer... too bad I hate grape fruit lol... really for me any ipa that has a strong g bitterness to it with grape fruit I am not fond of. I do like that the alcohol is 6.3 % with this bitterness.

Not my kind of beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle $3.99 (good price).Amber color, red tint, big fluffy head, sudsy with foamy lace on the glass. Aroma is citrus and malts. Flavor is slightly piney, bitter, and even malty. Basically your standard Northwest IPA. I haven't had Inversion in years but I feel like this is similar.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber
Best By: 08/19/16

Poured into a Deschutes pint glass a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which also leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a very nice malt blend, nice touch of citrus. The taste is very nice hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, this is a pretty tasty IPA for the ABV.

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Photo of Spikester
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange with as much head as you care to pour. Good retention and plentilful lace.
Smell is pine and pale malt.
Taste is bitter pine funky hops with pale malt and a touch of caramel malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is medium dry and bitter.
Easy drinking IPA that is a bit dirty in a good way. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Albertsons. Medium, clear amber body with pillowy head. Light aroma hints at hops, taste brings in some malts, blending with the hops, and leaving kind if a dirty feel to the whole thing. Decent, but average NW IPA.

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Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of beige colored head. Bottle conditioned, a few floaties, nice lacing & head retention

S: Bready, woody hops, mango

T: Follows the nose, grassiness, a little pine up front. Herbal hops, pine, a little bready sweetness & some grassiness and a little mango as this warms. Finishes with herbal and woody hops, a little mango & pear

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation. Carbonation picks up as this warms, pretty good balance, pretty good balance

Pretty good for the style, but not upper tier like many of Deschutes offerings

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Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured into the New Belgium snifter. Clear orangey amber with a big pile of long-lasting foam. Quite sudsy on the tongue with a mouthfeel on the lighter side. Still, there is plenty of malty body. aroma of lime peel with a hint of honeysuckle.

Light orange flavor and a bitter pine-pitch finish. Pleasant and complex flavors, and interesting hops, but the aftertaste is totally bitter. I even think of the taste of ashes on the wood-fired bread. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave some light lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a sweet citrus orange and tangerine aroma mixed with other sweet aromas of a tropical fruit nature. Along with these smells, comes a little bit of cracker and bready aroma is as well along with decent showing of pine and a little bit of grass hop.

Taste – The taste begins with a moderately bready taste with a little bit of wheat and a moderate showing of citrus hop from the start. The citrus hop grows a bit stronger and is joined by some grassy and pine hop flavors. The pine really brings it up toward the end and is accompanied by a bit of hay. With a loss of a little bit some of the wheat, at the end, one is left with a rather citrusy and slightly pine hopped taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average side for an IPA of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly lower side. The feel is rather nice for the mix of hop and slightly malty flavors of the brew and makes for a rather nice medium and a moderately easy, but not “too easy” drinker.

Overall – This was a decent citrus and pine hopped IPA overall. Rather balanced and enjoyable overall.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from The Beermongers.

Pouring a clear copper with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is quite bright and refreshing, a blend of pine, orange peel, grapefruit and some sweetness. A little bit of earth is also present. The palate is a lot better than the darker than ideal color would indicate.Sweetness is low, with a little honey and caramel present, and the hop character is moderate - mildly bitter with a pleasant blend of pine and oranges, sufficiently assertive and aggressive. Mildly sweet on the finish with a lingering fruity bitterness and sweetness (orange juice and caramel). Medium light in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is solid.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by date of 07/19/16

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and reddish copper in color with a frothy, off-white two-finger width head. Great retention. Eventually settles to a thin, consistent film across the surface. Solid lacing that clings to the glass in big chunks and broken webs.

Smell - Spicy with lesser notes of citrus and floral hop character.

Taste - Hop forward but fairly balanced, with prominent earthy and floral notes with moderate peppery spice and lesser citrus. Biscuity malt backbone. Spice, light citrus and malt sweetness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Super slick texture lends itself to easy drinking, with a soft, slightly dry finish.

Overall - Good IPA, but nothing that's gonna knock your socks off, and it's certainly no 'hop bomb'. Highly drinkable. Could be a nice option on a hot day.

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Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, orange peel and grapefruit. Nice tropical fruits flavor and toasted caramel with a light piney bitterness.

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Photo of ricke49
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I suppose it's technically "retired"...and no it's not only available at the brew pub(s), as the 22 oz bottle I'm holding has a "best by" date still 3 months into the future (7/19/2016). Nice hoppy IPA, WS hoping for a bit more "dirt" which, to my palate, often associated with Rye (don't think this brew the uses Rye however). Just a welcome variation on typical high quality, consistent, IPAs that have long characterized Deschutes. Hoppy, crisp, nice head, tastes like its just a bit above the 6.7abv...more like a dipa

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Photo of chicost84
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pub exclusive, so I guess you won't find off of Bond St. in downtown Bend. Worth the stop, not a ton on the nose but such a smooth mouth feel for an IPA, nice citrus finish. If I didn't have a 14 hr drive home, I'd have been all over a growler like a cheap tweed suit.

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Down 'n' Dirty IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 88 ratings