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Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
670 Ratings
Armory XPA Experimental Pale AleArmory XPA Experimental Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU: 58

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,332
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
670
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
137
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 670 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iguanodon
2.04/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

[Original rating 2015-04-24] Not bad but not too good. Aroma is not pleasant, I get wet cardboard and metal. Taste is a little citrus with a bready finish.

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Must be noted that this is a 1 year-old bottle.

Appearance: Nice bone white head and spotty lace.

Aroma: Malts and hops in unison here. Pine notes. Solid.

Taste: Hops do seem muted, but all still works out well on the palate. Balanced still and delightful to drink. Must be top-tier when fresh.

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Photo of dafla67
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark, weathered copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a moderate off-white, creamy foam with nice lacings and good retention. Medium light malty aromas with medium light minty, herbal and light floral notes. Medium bodied with medium, stinging carbonation and a creamy smooth feel. Light warming toward the finish. Medium caramel malty flavors. Medium minty and herbal hop flavors followed by medium high hop bitterness through the middle. Bitterness slowly tapers followed by bready and caramel malt flavors toward the end. Finished semi-dryly with light minty hop flavors and a lager-like cleanness. Aromas and flavors were well balanced with a just a touch of hop bitter intensity. Great malt character is the highlight and makes this subtly complex and easy drinking. Very enjoyable.

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

Photo of R11415
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a nice hazy amber to brown color with a decent transparency about it. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that stuck around for a good minute before it actually dissipated. The smell had a nice allocation of bitter citrusy yet somewhat earthy hops to allow a nice sweet malt setting to come in and burst through. The taste was a super nice amount of bittersweetness combined all the way through and leading to a nice sticky sweet aftertaste and yet still gave a somewhat of a dry bittersweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body and had a fairly good sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seems a bit lighter than some APA’s, but its nothing off. Overall, pretty nice APA that I would have again.

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Photo of JDoHo
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of huthuty
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a curved pint glass at about forty degrees, almost no head and a brilliant burnt red color.
THE most enticing hops aroma I have smelled, notes of multiple kinds of hops and mild malt. The taste is a very intense blend of hops and mild malt, nearly perfect to my taste except I think the alcohol content could be brought down 0.4% to accentuate how relatively light tasting this Pale Ale is.
Overall this is probably my current favorite and I'd recommend it to anyone whether they like the style or not, a great example of what pale ales can be.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of peabody
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ddunaway937
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morrowd3
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hawkssb04
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
2.59/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 670 ratings