Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Strikes a good balance between hops and malts. Good aroma. Smooth aftertaste. milljame99 (24) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 One word describes this coppery pouring beer with a nice head...Wonderful. Very balanced throughout with a wonderful finish. Strongly recommended. Macanudo (14) - USA - APR 3, 2005
IMO, the best beer Deschutes brews. Clean fresh every time. Served at the right temp, it’s a fantastic beer. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Nice and pleasant herbal hop aroma. Light golden in color with a tiny haze. Crisp and quick flavor, nicely hopped, refreshing, slight caramel tang at the swallow. This beer dances on your tongue. It is a nice beer and unfortunately rated too low - sometimes we have to look at the beer in its style not compared to Ruination. For a golden ale it is exceptional. Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2003
Pours a nice amber color with just a little head that goes away quickly leaving almost no lace.
Smells floral and a bit malty but only the slightest hint of hops.
Taste is good. It's almost like a Mirror Pond without as much hops. It's a little bready, too.
Mouthfeel is much fuller than I was expecting. Drinkability scores high because it's light and refreshing plus has a relatively low alcohol content (4.5%). I could easily drink these all night long.
Yet another good offering from my favorite brewery.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Perplexed by the low ratings. A very nice crisp amber ale. Nice palate, nice flavor. Would make a great beer for hot summer days. ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Smooth, and my favorite lite hearted beere.................................. jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Clear gold with a thick, fluffy head and nice lacing...lovely biscuity-citrusy aroma with some interesting additional citrus notes Very .creamy body, honeyish, lightly fruity, turning quite dry and crisp to finish...full but not heavy mouthfeel with perfect carbonation....pretty damn good.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Deschutes Brewery--Cascade Ale--2008 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.50% ABV--28 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Big tight lacy dense rocky white head. Nucleating fizzy clear rich bright dark gold color. Mellow floral herbal fruit hop front. Smooth butter caramel doughy mellow sweet cloying easy fruit hint flavorful body. Refreshing smooth mild hop citrus clean end. Sampled 1/30/2009. 6-Pack--$9.49.
Deschutes Brewing Company Cascade Golden Ale--1997 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Light straw golden color with a touch of haze. Nice hoppy nose and light sweet citrus fruity body like a good wheat. Minimal bitterness complements overall character. Floral hop nose. Sampled 12/23/1998.
Deschutes Brewing Company Cascade Ale 1999 Release--12 oz. Bottle--4.60% ABV. (2.5 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Rich pretty clear bright golden color. Light body with light floral hop aroma and light caramel malt body. Finish is very clean and refreshing. Probably very popular in Bend in the summer. Sampled 4/11/1999.
Brewery Brew Version Size Sampled ABV Brewing Company--Cascade Ale--2001Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--Hazy bright rich golden orange color. Pleasant mild floral hop aroma. Rich creamy white head leaves rich lace. Malty clean smooth pale malt body with mild caramel fruit sweetness. Crisp mild hop end. Sampled 7/23/2001.
Deschutes Brewing Company--Cascade Ale--Hopvine Bottle--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Golden Ale-- Clear thin rich golden color. Light floral earthy hop front. Light laceless head. Crisp tangy hop earthy mild bisquit caramel light sweet body. Grapefruit citrus clean smooth tangy hop end. Tasty Pils Ale. Sampled 1/6/2003.
Deschutes Brewing Company-Cascade Ale--Graphics Overhaul--Hopvine Bottle--2004 Release--12 oz. Bottle. 4.50% ABV--30 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Golden Ale--New recipe. Rich BC mild lace head. Clear bright golden color. Crisp herbal floral Cascade hop front. Smooth crisp butter caramel mild creamy sweet doughy fruit body. Clean mild citrus hop end.Tasty brew. Sampled 9/22/2004. azmarkm1 (2) - - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Not sure why some of the low scores. This is what a beer should be like! It’s not trying to push any extreme or play fancy with anything. It’s a wonderful session beer that still has plenty of flavor and hops. Pour is golden with plenty of foam. The aroma gives you a little hops along with the malt. A little more hops thrown in with the taste, following up with plenty of malt, biscut and carmel.