Hop Slice Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Slice Summer AleHop Slice Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Hop Slice Session IPA

Floral and citrus hop notes meet smooth caramel maltiness in this refreshingly-balanced golden ale. This year’s batch includes Lemondrop Hops! Grab a slice of summer in a glass…

Malt: Pale, Crystal, Carapils, Dark Munich, Malted Wheat
Hops: Centennial, Galaxy, Cascade, Lemondrop, Amarillo

35 IBU

Added by jaydoc on 01-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
386
Reviews:
103
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 386 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of 88caprice
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good hoppy ale. Golden hue. Sudsy head that sticks. Hoppy smell with a touch of sweet pineapple. Taste hop bitterness upfront with a grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers. Maltinesss is hiding on this one a little.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.09/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

But the best session ale, but pretty available.

Golden amber in color. Slight head.

Smell is citrus, and malt.

Flavor is pretty watery, with a lemony hop and minimal malt.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

with a name like hop slice, i expected a bit more of an ipa type out of this one. instead, its a sturdy but drinkable balanced glass of ale with as much grain to it as there are hops, malty for a summer brew, but still on the lighter side, kind of a weird recipe, and i wouldnt want to drink eight of them, but one pint was a nice little something different in a summer brew. i get some creamy wheat in the grain base, and some sweeter, smooth crystal types, with a honey note about it. the hops are more fragrant than they are flavorful, with a sort of generic citrus pop in the nose, and a more relaxed herbal crispness in the flavor, bitterness is very low. i definitely get the lemondrop hops in here too, and they create a warming baked good sensation with the richer grain complexion, still very light and i think appropriately summery, but different for sure. good carbonation keeps it feeling light, and the low alcohol is always appreciated in a beer designed for warm weather. this isnt my favorite deschutes seasonal release, not by a long shot, but its cool to see them do a little something different with their summer beer this year.

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Photo of bnes09
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of grittybrews
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint glass a slight hazed lighter golden with a thinner white cap atop.Lemon pith and cereal grains stood out most in the nose with underlying pine resin,more on the citric/lemon side.A thinner but crisp feel,expected to be on the lighter side.Lemon pith again is the main component on the palate,I get light grapefruit behind it,dryer and crisp with cereal grain notes in the finish.A great beer to have in this NC heat but not anything to run and get...In my opinion.

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Photo of Strix
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold

Pine and citrus primary nose

Biscuity malt, with pine, foral hops and definite lemon note

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Nothing complicated here, but works well as a summer beer.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: gold with a slight haze. 1.5" ivory foam cap with good retention.

S: citrus with a touch of ditch weed, floral, bread crumb and a hint of toast

T: citrus and light lemon, floral and light bread crust. It has a pleasant mild bitter hop middle.

F: medium body and medium high carbonation

O: a juicy, full flavored beer to quench your thirst during the hot summer months.

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Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really good summer ale. I'm surprised it didn't garner a higher review. I was a bit hesitant to buy it because of the 'lemon' on the label description. But this is really tasty. Drinking in Boise on a 100 degree day. Didn't want to get anything too hoppy. Very floral and very well balanced. Glad Deschutes is found in Idaho.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid summer ale, light and refreshing. It's a bit darker in color than you'd expect for a golden ale, but the floral and citrus notes really come through in the taste. I don't quite know how to identify which varieties of hops are in a particular beer, but this blend was a good one, and at only 35 IBU, it's not overly hoppy at all. A good summer seasonal.

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Photo of BamfBacon
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsteez
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a thick, white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Smells of pine and citrus with a little bit of grain. Tastes of sweet malts with a little lemon citrus and a finish with floral notes. Fairly light body, crisp, mild. Fairly inoffensive, easy drinking sessionable beer, good for a hot day.

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Photo of EMV
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-opaque golden copper pour. Two fingers of foamy white head leaves great lacing.

S: Mild citrus... lemon and grains.

T/F: Light grains give this a light body. Somewhat thin. The hop profile is relatively mild... not overly bitter and tends to the citrus... lemon and tangerine peel. Floral hops. Zesty carbonation. Goes down easy... finish is more lemon.

O: An easy-drinking warm weather session IPA. Well made... not terribly complex, but good lemon/citrus flavor. Absolutely nothing offensive here.

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Photo of SGR1220
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kell50
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hop Slice Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.71 out of 5 based on 386 ratings.
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