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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
On June 29th, 2012, a “land hurricane” wreaked havoc on the DC Metro region and Port City’s hometown. Knocking over trees and powerlines, this derecho (day-RAY-cho), as the storm is called, left a million without power during a record-breaking heatwave. While the brewery was not damaged, we were left without power and searching for a way to SAVE THE BEER.

Procuring a generator, we were able to keep the brewery online and the beer saved. One batch of lager fermented at higher temperatures, producing what is called a California Common beer, or steam beer.

The storm left us a gift: our lager had changed into a golden opportunity, DERECHO COMMON.

DERECHO COMMON is deep golden in color, and has toasty, biscuity malt flavors. It is medium bodied with an assertive hop profile. It is dry hopped with Amarillo hops, which give it a spicy, citrusy hop kick on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1958) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Appearance: bright gold-orange, with a short, bubbly white head that shrinks quickly. Aroma: zippy nose, with mango, light pine and pineapple, bit of apricot and lemongrass--really nice. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of toasted white bread. Finish: there’s a juicy, lasting fruity bitterness that’s not exactly dry, and not as bitter as, say, an IPA. Notes: Really, really enjoyed this beer. The abv puts it right on that session range (this could almost be called a session IPA if it was a tad hoppier), and the flavors were really refreshing. Great palate. Would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1680) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
orange brown pour. big frothy head. Aroma peaches pine. Tastes floral jasmine, slight brine, slight grass. nectar like palate. clear finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle August 9th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a yellow cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of light hop.
Taste: Light biscuit malt, lightly hoppy.
Palate:Medium/Medium light body.

Summary: Didn’t have any expectations, was enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2014
A little uncertain for style. A little hippy, with some citrus. Finishes with some bitterness. Some malt. Bottle from Chevy Chase.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Overall pretty average beer. Aroma is slightly citrus and a bit floral. Flavor is a bit sour and sweet as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle pour. Paddle straw color with thin white head. Taste/aroma mild wheat, lemon and grassy hops. Alright.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Decent California comman. Smooth and easy to drink. A little like a steam. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (448) - Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle. Assertive hops. Floral malty nose. Hoppy taste. Not as malty as I was expecting. Ok beer if u like hoppy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Small white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some berry, light hay, honey. Taste is medium sweet, hay, bread, some berry, lemon, light honey. Light body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Different label than that in the picture. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger-thick beige head. The crisp aroma features a little caramel, some graininess, very light floral qualities, and some citrus in the background. Goes down thin to medium-bodied and quite crisp with a high level of effervescence. The taste starts with some light caramel and some touches of grain. A tad biscuity in the middle. A little bittering citrus and lemon zest at the tail end. There’s not exactly a whole lot going on here, but this is clean and quite drinkable nonetheless.

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