Deschutes Brewery Fresh Haze – American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 45 IBU

Deschutes Brewery Fresh Haze American IPA at 6.5% ABV | 45 IBU (C$3.50 at Oak & Vine, 355 ml, best before 29-Dec-2018, acquired 29-Sep-2018, reviewed 29-Sep-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with two fingers of loose off-white head dropping rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange juice, grainy caramel, citrus peel, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter finish. (4/5)

If you’re gonna jump on a bandwagon, at least land on the wagon, not somewhere in the general vicinity of the wagon and then post a “mission accomplished!” banner. Yeah, OK, it’s more juice and less pine than Fresh Squeezed, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Sure, it’s a decent beer – it’s not like Deschutes does anything badly – but it’s not very exciting. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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