Deschutes Pinedrops IPA
90 Points

Brewed with Chinook, Centennial and Equinox hops, this is, as the name suggests, a piney and citrusy IPA. Orange oil, pine resin, pressed hop flower and honeyed nectarine dance on the nose and mouth of this golden-colored brew. At 70 IBUs, the bitterness is pronounced and the finish is dry, with ample biscuit-like malt at the center to counter the astringency and flesh out the smooth, medium-weight body. The evolving finish transitions from ripe stone-fruit flavors to notes of fresh-cut grass, pinecone and peppery spice.

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  • Rating
    90
  • Alcohol
    6.5%
  • Bottle Size
    12 oz/6 pack
  • Category
    American IPA
  • Date Published
    11/1/2015
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
Lauren Buzzeo
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director

Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon. Reviews beers.

Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association). Email: lbuzzeo@wineenthusiast.net.
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