Pinedrops IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,205 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
Ratings:
1,205
Reviews:
225
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
427
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rarigney
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jtnord
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Picky-when-paying-89
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Gold/amber wheaty color, very hazy, finger and a half head, sudsy lacing that hangs on the glass.

Nose: pine cones, lemon, other citrus, a hint of sage and call me crazy but I smell apple

Taste: similar to the nose, lots of citrus, a little dry like an IPA should be, but doesn't leave you with cottonmouth. True to the name, very crisp and piney. I picture being surrounded by evergreens when sipping. Not much flavor wise in the finish. Not a bad thing, but I do like a little surprise flavoring in the finish of a good brew.

Mouthfeel: bright, not too much carbonation, acidity leaves a tingle on the tongue's edges.

Overall: love this beer. Drank it several times before reviewing. Crisp, light in flavor while still being complex enough to keep you from being bored. My only knock, which might be a preference to some is that the finish is extremely short. Hence the crispness I suppose. Great spring/summer beer (unsure if seasonal by Deschutes).

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Photo of Krusader
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Once again, the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody & its attendant eradication brings the opportunity for a brewery horizontal. In this case, I have a load of Deschutes beers, all of which are marked as "Bottle Conditioned", which makes it even cooler.

From the bottle: "Family & Employee Owned Since 1988"; "Profile - Hints of pine and spruce. Clean malt and a crisp finish."; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "IBUs [:] 70".

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour into the awaiting glass. I then followed-up with an in-glass swirl that raised two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention that left sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all clamoring for a taste. Nose smelled like the pine tar on George Brett's baseball bat! Pine drops? Mic drops. Pine resinates. Ha! Chinookie, and how! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was immense with pine, underlain by light grapefruit citrus with a crisp, dry malt backbone. Man, this was unsparing in its pine hoppiness! A a self-avowed, self-described hophead, I drink a LOT of AIPAs, but more often than not, they are more citrusy than pine. Not in this case! This will blow your doors off with pine. Finish was dry, but resinous & sticky. Man, I could drink this more often.

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Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pilsener glass

Two finger white foam cap , good lacings over a translucent yellow liquid

Pine aroma - truth in advertising !

Pine hop taste

LOw sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of GtBoros
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and crisp. Hoppy bitter finish with distinctive pine flavor. Even aroma has pine in it. I loved it. Really different and went well with Korean food!

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Photo of uncleotis
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle marked best by 6/22/17. Slightly cloudy orange color with a half finger of head. Smells of pine, resin, and malt. Soft feel without much carbonation. Piney hop flavors, more malt balance than some IPAs. The pine flavor is quite strong. I don't know if I'd want more than one in a single sitting, but kudos for producing something that is exactly as advertised!

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Fairly clear golden yellow color, nice white head, good lacing. Earthy piney hop aroma. Taste is bitter, not much malt flavor. Medium bodied .

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Photo of brutalist
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewsterBrian
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber color with clean white head. Smells of lemons and pine. Taste is fairly similar. There's adequate malt balance and a good bitter seed finish. Ultimately, it's effective, but not as interesting as some of the other Deschutes IPAs.

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Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moneyman11
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolster
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a pint glass at Craft Silom, Bangkok.

Hazy golden orange color, it comes with very thick velvety white head that very well retains itself with very good retention before slowly sinking to an eternal foamy layer covering atop and leaving numerous of sticky lacing wave all around.

The aroma is very piney together with a touch of strong resin, also grapefruit, apricot, floral, and some spice. Malt is also there with its biscuit and caramel.

The taste is still led by piney hop. The other hop characters then closely follow and display with notes of grapefruit, apricot, lime, some spice, and strong resiny bitterness. Malt is undertone providing its biscuit and slight sweetness.

The body is medium with rather smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is not that much maybe a bit less while finish is very dry. Juicy and piney led IPA, it is for sure to bring pleasure to the hop heads.

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Pinedrops IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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