Pinedrops IPA
Deschutes Brewery

Pinedrops IPAPinedrops IPA
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From:
Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 9.59%
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,025
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 20, 2022
Added:
Jun 12, 2013
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  437
SCORE
87
Very Good
Pinedrops IPAPinedrops IPA
Notes: This lively IPA delivers a crisp and light malt body with ample citrus and pine notes from Chinook and Equinox hops. Inspired by the aromas and silence we experience when exploring the scenic pine forests just up the road from our brewhouse.

Malt: Pilsner, Pale, Munich, Crystal, Carapils
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Chinook, Centennial, Equinox
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Rated: 3.83 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Oct 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 04, 2021
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Reviewed by GarrettB from Colorado

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
July 4th, 2016 - Pinedrops is potent and powerful, with a fruity and bitter aroma, but hard to pull out of the bottle. Like getting the last drops of syrup from inside, some persistence is rewarded. The flavor is even better, proffering a wonderful blend of sweet hops and spice, with a thick vegetal aftertaste that is botanical and powerful.
Dec 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.06 by eppie82 from Illinois

Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jun 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia

Jun 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Dec 16, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
"Best by 10/15/15"; drank 7/19/15 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dandelion appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, fluffy white head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Pine needle, fresh soap & faint banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Soap, pine needle & mild caramel flavors up front; boozy bitterness on the finish.

Pickle juice emerged as this warmed.

Not my flavor profile; hopefully this was my last.
Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by emerge077 from Illinois

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 2.01 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Pretendeer from Washington

Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 2.63 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by ahazabinadi from California

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by dctarga from California

Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by IgnatiusReilly from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by Martin4Dan from California

Feb 09, 2018
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Reviewed by NorCalKid from California

3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Brillant gold with aromas of bready malt, floral citrus hops, balanced. Much follows in taste with a definite pine resionous medium body. Very session like ipa even at 6.5%. Pops more when fresh. NW IPA and a great example. My favorite from Deschutes.
Jan 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Phil-Fresh from California

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle.

A: Moderately hoppy with aromas of pine, light citrus and light resin.

A: Golden color, clear, with a moderate, uniform, white head, with light lacing in the glass.

T: Crisp, piney, resin hop flavor, followed by moderate caramel malt sweetness, clean moderate hop bitterness, with a dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer is crisp with lots of piney hop character, solid attenuation and clean finish.
Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Arseel from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Cloudy amber with 1-finger head which disappeared quickly, well carbonated Pine aroma dominates with citrus in the background. Taste amplifies the aroma—pine and hops in front and hop bitterness following in the finish.
Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by oberon from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Driftpunx from California

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by kingtusk from Oregon

Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by degueulasse from California

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's appearance is an interesting (but somewhat sickly) yellow, but don't let that fool you. It smells of spruce and pine needles and tastes about the same, with very smooth and pleasant hops behind it. It is a pleasant beer that is easy to drink and always refreshing.
Nov 14, 2017
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Reviewed by vikinggary28 from California

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into 24 oz glass mug from two 12 oz bottles. Average looking clear amber colour and average hoppy/slightly piney aroma. Taste is a step up from aroma, hops and a little earthiness with hints of maybe pineapple and mango. Goes down smooth with a slight aftertaste. Not a bad backyard BBQ beer. A little better than average. Prost!
Oct 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by evanschaaf from Minnesota

Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Marvicsin from California

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by lbond from California

2.87/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
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ABV: 6.5%

Not my type of IPA. Very bitter and earthy. Disappointing in taste and strength for how hoppy it is, left a lot to be desired.
Sep 21, 2017
Pinedrops IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1264 ratings