I’m at Deschutes Brewery in the Pearl District of Portland Oregon right now as I write this. I just ordered a Quail Springs IPA. Here’s a quick review:
This IPA is not very hoppy…rather it’s smooth. More like a Pale Ale with a bit more hoppy-ness to it. Fans of Widmer’s Broken Halo will find this beer to be wimpy in the hoppi-ness/bitter category.
However, if you’re an Ale lover who wants to get his/her feet wet with an IPA, this is a great ‘gateway beer’ that will expose you, lightly, to a taste of what an IPA can be.
Try it out…available at the Portland pub and your favorite beer store.