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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Isnt 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 Deschutes hop skills and Boulevards deft wheat touch. Whats 1,800 miles when a great beer is at stake?

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (2049) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Tried side by side with Boulevards version. This one has more of a head and lacing (the other has none) and is just slightly less deep yellow. Good carbonation. Preserved lemon nose plus floral hops...good but not as powerful as Id like. Honey and citrus with solid hop backbone. Hop bitterness and sweet malts play perfectly on the finish. Really interesting. Love the hops with the white beer core.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is lemony and hoppy. The taste is similar with a smooth Belgian wit taste that is right on. The hops are a little mellowed but good and hay like. Overall a good brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2011 does not count
Bomber. Aroma is of cascade hops and orange peel. Color is hazy straw with a nice white cap and plenty of floaties.Taste is of coriander and orange peel and finishes with a strong grapefruit/lemony dry bitterness. Not digging the combination of the hops with the belgian wit style. Im a little disappointed with the offering from Deshchutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KUEric (972) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Delicious. Seriously one of the best beers ive ever had. Its 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.

   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. Theres 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 Ill call this one a miss for the most part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11968) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (6019) - 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 Dogs

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3584) - Meridian, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRealMGD (555) - 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.

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