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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Isnít it how it always works? A few brewers sit around tippling and waxing poetic about what-ifs, wild ideas and untapped dreams when one suddenly proclaims "why not?" So the Conflux series was born, bravely leaping corporate and geographic barriers to jointly explore uncharted beeratory. Cheers, fellow explorers, cheers.

Second in a series, this citrusy, smooth white IPA is a fortuitous meeting of Deschutesí hop skills and Boulevardís deft wheat touch. Whatís 1,800 miles when a great beer is at stake?


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Delicious. Seriously one of the best beers iíve ever had. Itís a Great Wit Beer flavor with orange, citrus and clove with notes of ginger, melon, yeast and pepper. There is however an additional layer of flavor, there are some hops up this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bomber. The body is a mostly clear, very lightly hazy straw-gold color, strewn with a scant few streams of effervescing micro-bubbles. Initially thick and fluffy, the snow white head settles fairly quickly to a dense gathering of frothy bubbles with a thin, smooth center film. Tall, pronounced splotches of hard lace cling mightily to the glass. The nose is full-on imperial witbier meets blonde IPA (i.e. sans crystal malt). I get a fresh malt base of creamed wheat, oats, and a dash of sourdough French bread. Thereís a hint of egginess that one would typically find in a Berliner Weiss, suggesting that perhaps a bit of lactic acidity has crept in somehow. Hops are floral and perfumy up front, touching on grapefruit blossoms and then transitioning towards sharper white grapefruit pith and a dash of pine. The grapefruit adds a really nice, dry, peppery character that goes nicely with the wheat base and the subdued coriander. The flavor largely mirrors the nose. Pithy grapefruit works with oily lemon rind and coriander to provide ample bitterness and spice over a creamy, wheaty, cereal malt base. Unfortunately, the lemon proves to be overly astringent, drying things out excessively for this style and bringing some medicinal alcohol to the forefront. The palate shows some of those same ill effects, coming across just a bit overly astringent, pithy, and bitter on the finish. The body is substantive, but perhaps a bit overly carbonated and just kind of weird. Eh...cool experiment...but Iíll call this one a miss for the most part.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
The other half of the collaboration tasted laterally. This was closer to the style, with a pronounced dryness. Significant coriander, white pepper. More perceived bitterness, with a mild hop aroma. Likely better consumed with food, I thought the drinkability was fine but limited. Slightly hazy whitish coloured body.Thanks again, Tom.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Wow, a super spicy almost Belgian-wit like aroma. This is very smooth, a nice spice and really good. This beer could sneak up on you. Really nice. On tap at Big Dogís

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2011
22 ounce bottle pour. Light yellow color with a nice white head. Citrus and light fruit taste. Fresh, crisp refreshing. Light hops for an ipa. White ipa is a great way to explain this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle: Pale yellow haze with a modest creamy white head. Aroma indicates dry florals merged with wet citrus fruitiness. Inviting. Sweet citrus fruit and plenty of bitters in the taste. Some hints of tropical fruit. Sort of a lingering, dry, spicey trailer. Different is good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bomber. Cloudy yellow pour with lots of sediment, a short white head and moderate lace. Citrus hops and lemon in the nose, along with some yeast. Medium body and moderate, fine carbonation. Toast, lemon, resinous hops, farmhouse funk, yeast, pepper, and caramel. Medium, funky and hoppy finish. A top Belgian IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1066) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Hazy gold. Citrusy and yeasty. It tastes a lot like a Belgian IPA. Bitter, but certainly not what youíd expect from a Deschutes IPA, its much more like a wit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Clear golden color with frothy rocky lasting white foam. Lots to smell here; sage, ganja bud, pine sap, tart wheat, earthy hop, coriander, etc. Medium bodied with average co2. Orange, coriander, wit brew spice flavors with earhty citrus hoppage, mildly tart pale wheat--very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (814) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light golden color. Aroma of coriander, lemon, nutmeg, orange, pepper, cinnamon. Flavor is citrus lemon/orange, coriander, pepper, pine. A nice beer.


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