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Twilight Summer Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,191 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,191
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 33
Gots: 100 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: June to September
Alc. by Vol.: 5.0%
IBUs: 35

162 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: Jason on 06-16-2004)
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heather625

Oregon

5/5  rDev +36.2%

02-19-2012 03:57:21 | More by heather625
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Sargully

Oregon

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-15-2011 23:05:41 | More by Sargully
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

08-15-2012 05:52:42 | More by Shawkabukoo
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ChrisD163

Oregon

5/5  rDev +36.2%

04-16-2014 20:30:25 | More by ChrisD163
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banjofred101

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-20-2011 03:48:59 | More by banjofred101
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FluffyMcTingle

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-14-2011 17:26:48 | More by FluffyMcTingle
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Shaunwoo

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

10-01-2013 02:09:26 | More by Shaunwoo
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +36.2%

11-18-2011 23:37:34 | More by lakersfan16
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LianoPerez

Texas

5/5  rDev +36.2%

06-26-2012 05:42:47 | More by LianoPerez
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +36.2%

12-07-2011 14:37:39 | More by Unchi
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sondance

California

4.8/5  rDev +30.8%

Springy look and taste. Can't stop picking up a 6 pack. I would rate this a little higher than Deschutes' Mirror Pond although they are very similar. It has a light coppery color with citrus and floral overtones. Fills the senses with its hoppy zing but not overly done.

05-28-2010 04:05:44 | More by sondance
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Nage37

California

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

08-21-2013 17:36:34 | More by Nage37
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Aeag4

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

09-19-2013 02:07:30 | More by Aeag4
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

06-07-2012 18:40:21 | More by Beermazter310
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KCRealAle

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

04-23-2014 00:07:40 | More by KCRealAle
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velosuds

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +25.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clear pint glass. Best by date 11/04/09. Deschutes was bottling this when I toured the brewery last week and possibly, in a moment of cosmic perfection, this was being bottled while I watched. You never know, for twilight is a magical time. Single purchased at local health food store for $1.29.

A-Pours an amber-orange with two finger, off-white head with average retention and nice, even lacing.

S-Wow. Very fragrant, bold, piney, and citrusy Cascade and Amarillo hops. This is the most fragrant APA I have ever had. Very appealing.

T-Fortunately, the taste follows the smell. This is a full flavored light ale. Very nice blend of bitterness and tropical fruit notes with a balanced malt presence. Yummy.

M-Exceedingly smooth. Virtually perfect carbonation. Freshness no doubt helps.

D-This is amazingly drinkable. I first discovered this while at my favorite B&B (Cricketwood.com in Bend) last summer where it was stocked in the guest fridge. I drank one after another and fell in love with it.

I am probably going to have my largest rDev with this one. So be it. I love this beer. This is my favorite summer seasonal and my favorite APA. This is head and shoulders above Deschutes' popular Mirror Pond Ale. My only criticism is that it is not available year round. Deschutes hit a home run with this. I would love them to brew a version of this in their Reserve Series.

08-15-2009 03:58:33 | More by velosuds
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +24.8%

Lightly hazed straw color with a decent white head and nice active carbonation. Nice light citrus hop aroma. Very nice citrus hop and grainy malt balance with some nice overall fruit character. Light bodied and very refreshing with a nice lightly bitter finish.

Grabbed as a random 6-pack at a drug store the morning I had to leave POrtland ... glad I got it and could see myself drinking this all summer if I were in the NW.

Per label: "Since 1988" & "Seasonal Ale" & "4 Hops & Malts"

Per DB website:
Blend of four hops. Dry hopped with Amarillo hops.
162 calories per 12 oz serving.
IBUs: 35
Alcohol Content: 5.0%

Gold - Bitter Category - 2003 GABF

Best By: 09/21/06
Tasted: 06/28/06

($5.99 / 6-pack)

07-31-2006 17:55:35 | More by RBorsato
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +24%

Reviewed from notes-- and I am officially caught up on all my notes! Got this from Twiggamortis420 in the Chillin and Grillin BIF. Thanks Greg!

Pours a deep orangey gold color. Looks rich and pleasant. Slightly hazy -- perhaps a chill haze. An almost white head left thick rings of lace as it slowly settled.

Smell is awesome citrus-- fresh hoppy notes and lemon peels, orange blossoms, and even a touch of honey.

Taste has got some sweet malts with a touch of fresh honey and a great refreshing citrus character with the hoppiness there. This isn't very bitter at all--- almost an APA for the masses. The hops seem to be all flavoring hops not bittering ones. It keeps the beer refreshing and drinkable.

The body is a hair under medium, but totally working. This is an excellent beer-- much better than the B rating. I would drink this one all day. Is this the best pale ale I've ever had-- no, I prefer the hops a little more assertive. But this beer works EXCEPTIONALLY well as a summer ale because the hops are more subtle and gentle.

This is the best "summer ale" I've ever had, and yes, I know it isn't an official category-- but this beer is perfect for what it aims to be.

08-04-2010 04:53:25 | More by AleWatcher
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AnEscapedMind

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-18-2013 04:09:40 | More by AnEscapedMind
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-28-2012 19:43:15 | More by joelparker
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California

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

07-07-2012 03:35:55 | More by tlamb9
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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Hoolie5

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-16-2013 16:44:40 | More by Hoolie5
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Twilight Summer Ale from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,191 ratings.