Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale | Deschutes Brewery

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656 Ratings
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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

Added by Wetpaperbag on 07-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
656
Reviews:
131
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
134
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 656 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 12/10/16 date poured into Pint Glass

Look: Nice Amber/Orange color, 1 finger off white head that disappated quickly, little lacing on the glass
Smell: Citrus notes dominate, light grass/grain notes
Taste: Follows the nose, citrus up front, malty dry bitter finish, really nice.
Feel: Medium-light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation
Overall: This is a very good beer, glad I gave it a look.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heerboth
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale amber with a solid head. The aroma is replete with orange and grapefruit peel, as well as pineapple, and a flavor like cotton candy. The flavor is more tropical, with a lot of pineapple, as well as cotton candy and bubblegum hints, and a touch of citrus at the end. The mouthfeel is rather full bodied, not sweet, with very smooth carbonation. Overall there are some odd yeasty notes for a pale ale, and then fairly moderate citrus and tropical fruit tones. However, it does maintain a high degree of drinkability.

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

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

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice gold-yellow orange color into a pint glass. Very nice head and lacing, rich feel. Earthy, pine smell and taste. Taste fruity and malty and good. An excellent pale ale.

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Photo of stakem
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioSmallCraft
2.37/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Might as well drink water. Tasted like nothing and smelled like nothing. It doesn't taste bad, and is extremely drinkable, but it taste like nothing. So That's probably why.

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Photo of aufie
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brlelievre
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pants678
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PureSteele
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olafphysics
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Frank69
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jacobus79
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Armory XPA Experimental Pale Ale from Deschutes Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 656 ratings.
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