A classic selection from Oregon-based Deschutes, this pale ale is remarkably balanced and approachable. It pours a gorgeous golden-honey color, with a frothy off-white head that lingers. Initial hop aromas are forward and intense, thanks to the generous amount of Cascade hops used, with enticing aromas of orange blossom, pine needle, grapefruit peel and orange zest. The medium-weight mouthfeel blends those hop-fueled characteristics with flavors of toasted bread and malted barley from the appropriately rich, caramel-malt core. Medium carbonation keeps the palate fresh, and a light nutty flavor remains through the finish.
12 oz/6 pack
American Pale Ale
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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
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