ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 55
A fluffy white head, Belgian ester aroma and typical wheat ale cloudiness are your first clues that this so-called White IPA is first and foremost a witbier. But at 55 IBU’s, fruity hops like Citra and Cascade compliment additions of sweet orange and coriander for a flavor profile perfect on a warm summer day. Deschutes’ brews are all about balance and they do a great job here of not going overboard with spices and Belgian phenol character, using a deft hand that allows each component it’s place in providing layers of depth without dominating. The genesis of this hot new style began last summer with a Deschutes/Boulevard collaboration, but I doubt it’s evolution will see one better crafted than this excellent year-round addition to their lineup.
Although this White IPA pairs well with grilled fish tacos, it would compliment almost any food choice and could become your go-to brew with just about any meal.
Reviewed By:Heritage Liquor 1347 Frost Avenue Maplewood, MN 55109 651-777-7455