Hop Slice Summer Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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Hop Slice Summer AleHop Slice Summer Ale
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3.72/5
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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
Ranking:
#27,177
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
397
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
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Photo of JohnDon
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

from notes taken 07/18/17:

Barely clear golden amber, almost like a Hefe with a slight orange tint. Chunky head of lemon-white fine fluff. Aromas of faint resin, lemon, yeast, robust and crackery grains. Herbal, earthy, spicy, citric palate. Deliciously simple, starting strong with lemon juice, moving to rind and peppercorns. Medium-bodied, with mild, sparse, sudsy carbonation.

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Photo of BeeradleyDale
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of robebo44
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derdtheterd
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.97/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ehmdubya
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of cgrunin
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -16.9%
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 +0.8%
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 -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
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 +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +3.2%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Hop Slice Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 397 ratings