RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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.

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GenDV138 (7467) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Clear straw yellow with close to two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of malt, citrus, some wheat, herbs, light corn. Tastes of malt, wheat, slight bit of corn, lemon lime citrus. Light body with a dry finish. Nice accidental sort of beer.

Maverick34 (3299) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Draught from whole foods old town. Yellow pour, kind of an everyday lager here. Unremarkable.

JDBaker11058 (2306) - 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.

nealblind (1939) - 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.

jcos (1851) - 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.

solidfunk (9200) - 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.

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.

BLADT (700) - 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.

gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Decent California comman. Smooth and easy to drink. A little like a steam. Enjoyable.

climberbob (458) - 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

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