Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deschutes Foray IPA

type: Belgian-style IPA
origin: Bend, OR
price: $5.5/22oz
ABV: 6.4%
NSP: 7.6

Another beer in Deschutes' Bond Street Series, which joins the likes of the brilliant and genre-defining Hop in the Dark.  So this will probably rock balls...

Annnnd, it does.  It's effervescent and refreshing.  Light bodied, and a touch too carbonated, giving it the feel of an alcoholic Calistoga.  The strongest part of this brew, for me, is what the Belgian yeast add: unique fruit notes that aren't too overpowering, and complement the citrusy hops.  And then it finishes cleanly, with a twinge of acidity and cereal grains.

This is a fine accomplishment, and I could easily throw back a sixer on a school night.  Thumbs up for awesome, and for Deschutes not going the way of Boston Beer Co (read that as Banal Beer Co.).

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