Pinedrops IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,220 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:
1,220
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.28%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
436
For Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DesertFox24
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of _Adam_
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fryeguy52
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Just-the-sip
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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 -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of Eammon1920
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shy5
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of holder1422
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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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Pinedrops IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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