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Pinedrops IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Pinedrops IPAPinedrops IPA
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3.87/5
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1,231 Ratings
Pinedrops IPAPinedrops IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by chugamugofsud on 06-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,685
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
1,231
pDev:
9.3%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
439
Trade:
1
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Photo of degueulasse
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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!

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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lbond
2.87/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

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Photo of Kuges
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wmcgar01
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joedvegas
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark gold in color, slightly cloudy with a nice foamy head. Inviting smells of citrus and pine, not overpowering on the nose. Balanced taste with pine, old road and pomegranate flavors. Malty finish coats the palate. Nice beer, definitely more on the earthy flavors vs. fruit and floral.

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3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle marked best by 10/05/17 1936 6. poured heavily into my cove chubby mary pint glass.

Appearance- super transparent golden yellow with a super frothy off white head. leaves decent lacing.

Aroma- no pine which is a disappointment. pineapple, mango, and tangerine in that order. has a slight cat piss and cleaner smell. too much going on.

Flavor- I get a slight pine but mostly that pineapple and mango taste with a little bit of melon. has a slight bubblegum maybe coming from the yeast. weird. interesting. bitterness is there but tame. abv is hidden.

Mouthfeel- light/ medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- gonna drink this but don't think i'm going to purchase this anytime soon or in the near future.

Overall- this is hoppy i'll give it that. just expected more pine. almost sad how not pine this is. I feel like i'd get more pine in a centennial or two hearted. feels like a ton of "new school" hops thrown in on this brew. kinda reminds me of new Belgium's voodoo ranger imperial ipa but i'd rather have that wayyy more.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Semi-opaque medium golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Nice lacing.

S: Pine and spruce... evergreen mostly with a bit of orange peel

T/F: Good malt presence gives some sweetness... a little grainy. Resinous hops follow the nose. Pine/evergreen and light citrus. Grapefruit and citrus rind. Finish is more citrus. Medium to light in body... effervescent carbonation.

O: A really nice IPA. Easy drinking... an everyday beer with lots of flavor. What I'd expect from Deschutes.

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Photo of kkenagy
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DesertFox24
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wafers
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fryeguy52
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A mighty fine IPA. Pineapple and pines. Really goes down well and great with Mexican food. Deschutes makes some nice stuff and this is a solid IPA. Great on a summers day!

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a super clear yellow color with a less than half finger white foamy head (bar pour, no worries). There was more than enough carbonation seen rising into the quickly dissipating head. The smell, well, there seemed to be that German malty sweetness trying to overpower some of the bitter citrus sweet hops. The taste is basically semi-sweet but lets a decent amount of bitter hoppiness come through to balance out for the most part. Honestly, I really didn’t get too much of an aftertaste, but there is a decent quick semi-sweet malty finish. On the palate, this one sits fairly light. I found myself not necessarily sipping this one, but actually drinking (not gulping). I enjoyed it and found it pretty sessionable. Overall, pretty nice clean smooth drinking AIPA, West coast styled to an extent in some sort of new modern sort of way.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holder1422
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Pinedrops IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1,231 ratings
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