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Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« on: December 25, 2015, 04:02:37 AM »
I enjoy most If not all Deschutes beers but this one disappoints me. I have been wanting to try this one for some time. With the name I know what to expect but this tastes like biting into pine needles. I am actually surprised they can get this flavor without using some type of extract and it almost tastes like gin with some light lime zest in the background. I have kind of been going back to older IPAs as the newer, super fruity IPAs aren't always that appealing to me. I am curious about what others think about this one because I could see it being a love/hate type of thing.
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 04:19:58 AM »
I've avoided it because I thought it would be a pine hop extract bomb

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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 04:26:29 AM »
I've avoided it because I thought it would be a pine hop extract bomb

Good move. I got it in a mix pack with other solid beers so it isn't a total loss. I still can't believe this is a year round offering...
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 05:13:48 AM »
Yeah, I had that beer once and then asked for a Fresh Squeezed after that.  I have been tempted to try it again, but usually something else will catch my eye.
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 11:44:16 AM »
I like it. Like you said, they aren't hiding what it is with that name.

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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 12:18:44 PM »
I loved it when I bought a 6 when it first was released back in the summer. I immediately bought another 6. It got old. I still have one in the fridge. I felt the exact same way about Fresh Squeezed. I'll pass both up for an Inversion IPA.
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2015, 02:10:36 PM »
I really liked the beer. Other than a fairly underwhelming aroma after so many intense, often fruity hop bombs, every other aspect of flavor, mouthfeel, balance, unobtrusive alcohol, really hit my sweet spot for IPAs.

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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 04:23:17 PM »
Interesting. I assumed I might be in the minority. I do like the idea of 'piney' IPAs normally
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 04:41:54 PM »
I certainly could be an acquired taste.

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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2015, 04:47:10 PM »
I'd like to find some. I'm a pretty big fan of Chinook, Simcoe, and Columbus. Pretty sure those are represented there.
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2015, 04:48:40 PM »
I certainly could be an acquired taste.

Unintended great description of most of us here.  8)

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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2015, 04:50:03 PM »
I certainly could be an acquired taste.

Unintended great description of most of us here.  8)


Spot on ;D
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Re: Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 04:50:48 PM »
I bought one this weekend.  I will not be buying a second one.