This may be one of the most timely, most surprising, most cleanly flavorful, most wildly and compusively drinkable, and most purely delicious ales I’ve ever tasted from The Folks On Simpson.
“Black Mirror” is one of those works of brewing genius that steps out and announces itself as such in undeniable terms, instantly.
“Juicy Clearly Not Hazy” is a big, fat, JUICY milepost in the evolution of PNW brewing and it’s going to help change your mind about whether Life Without Fog is possible.
I have found NO single brewery in this country that exceeds Deschutes in across-the-board consistency of quality, beer after beer, year after year, without fail.
The Abyss and The Dissident, 2018, are like bottles of delightfully naughty sex; like you just might enjoy either one enough that it would be unseemly to have anyone watching.
It’s fresh and sexy and engrossing and smoooooth and delicious and, really, what more can you ask from either a new beer or its brewery?
It comes as NO surprise to me at all that The Ages is among the top two American Gueuze ales that I’ve tasted yet.
It’s entirely in keeping with Deschutes’ communal aesthetic that they would wade into a trend but do it their own way, without compromise.