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Deschutes The Enigma


Formerly brewed at Deschutes Brewery
Bend, Oregon USA
Style: American Pale Ale | Ratings: 4 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 7.5%
Riddle me this: what grows on a stalk, a vine, and a tree, and then grows on you? Itís the Enigma of this yearís (2005) OBF. Deschutes made a hoppy pale ale with a British accent, then mellowed it in old Pinot Noir casks. A secret dry hop and a touch of caramel are back by fruity notes and good bitterness. The answer is in your mug grasshopper!

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