Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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662 Ratings
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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

Added by Wetpaperbag on 07-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
662
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
10.42%
 
 
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17
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138
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5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful Amber colored beer with a perfectly balanced taste. I got this on nitro at bar food on Wilshire in LA and it was awesome. Great session beer, just gorgeous. Just enough hops to be delicious but not overpowering.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.93/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This on Nitro Is Amazing

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4.88/5  rDev +27.1%
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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4.85/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had it on nitro at the production brewery, just excellent.

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4.84/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial.
Malt: Crystal.

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 04.29.14.

A: See through red/orange. Light head.

S: Slight grapefruit, blood orange. Subtle notes.

T: Citrus, flower, caramel, tangerine. Also slight graham cracker.

O: Citrus and floral sweetness comes on, followed by caramel and graham cracker, then tangerine takes over and lingers. I loved this one. This was also well balanced as all Deschutes offerings are.

Rating: A

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 662 ratings.
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