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Cascade Ale - Deschutes Brewery

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Cascade AleCascade Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Alc. by Vol.: 4.5%
IBUs: 28

145 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: THICK creamy head (on hard pour) almost brimmed the glass, golden, slight haze, good lacing

Aroma: flowery, grapefruity, hint of toasty caramel malt, slightly metallic, soapy

Flavor: a very gentle hop tang and flavor balanced by a mellow maltiness, a sweet thread lacing in and out through the cascadey flavor, bitterness tip-toes in, there is an odd metallic (aluminum?) aftertaste, citrusy

Mouthfeel: light and crisp, decent carbonation

Overall Impression: Not too impressed with this one, a bit disappointed actually. The metallic aftertaste is off-putting. However, according to the notch on the label, it "expired" in May. So that may have something to do with it. Mirror Pond and Black Butte are still my favorite from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2003 22:36:12 | More by GreenCard
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed golden color with brown and orange tints. White head.
Aroma of malt and hops with a floral tone.

Taste shows a caramelly malt flavor in balance with the somewhat citrus and floral hop presence. Slight fruitiness. Finishes nicely.

Good body and mouthfeel for a beer of only 4.6% ABV.
Good drinkability.

Overall, a solid pale/golden ale, but not nearly as tasty as their Mirror Pond Pale Ale IMO.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2003 15:31:15 | More by PhantomVodoo
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought in the usual Deshutes brown 12 oz bottle.
Nice light amber appearance a small head dissspates real fast though it leaves some lacing.
the aroma while pleasant is not over whelming,,but i like it.
Nice crisp light hoppiness dominates the flavour though there is some sweet maltiness also.
Very good on the palte enjoyable
An exceptionally drinkable beer for me at least I can drink this all night.
NOtes: I read on the Deshutes Web site that this is quite a low calorie beer almost as light as a Bud Light..well its the best "light" beer I have ever tasted..brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2003 21:47:08 | More by Reidrover
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Fabric8r

Montana

2.95/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With the name Cascade, I was expecting an overly hopped brew using cascade hops, but that was just my expectations. Not much hop use, as I expected, couldn't smell any, but could taste a little bit. Nothing special to write about. Still, this is a good beer, and will buy more if it is on sale.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2003 11:10:38 | More by Fabric8r
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zacharius

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a thin head but is sufficiently carbonated. You will be very refreshed by drinking this beer. It would be a great beer for the summertime. It has no detectable aroma hops but you get surprised a good dose of bitterness and hop flavor. This is an easy drinker, a great session beer. Good use of hops gives it a earthy/citrus hop flavor but not so much bitterness that you can't drink quite a few.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2003 14:26:40 | More by zacharius
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I feel bad panning a brew that a friend carried with her halfway across the country, just for me. Maybe I got a bad bottle?
Foamy white head, deep bronze color, and ...what the?!? little yeasty floaties! I didn't see that coming.
Fresh, sea-foamy nose, a little floral, but not much else. On the tongue, rather flat. Hops are hiding, if they're there at all. Another boring session ale, I'm sorry to say. Sweet and sour finish. An overall bland beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2003 18:56:17 | More by feloniousmonk
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown with a simple yet inviting label, purchase before date clearly marked.

Appearance: A creamy bubbly white head sits on top of this golden hued brew that has a faint chill haze to it.

Smell: Sweetish noble herbal hop, faint citric and light malt aromas in the nose.

Taste: Smooth with a light to medium body, a nice malty flavour of grain, sweetness and some breadiness (caramel?) is up front. Then comes an adequate hop bitterness that leaves a slightly lemony / spicy finish with hints of herb in the taste which lingers for a while with some grain.

Notes: A very well crafted ale, excellent use of hops and very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2002 03:49:20 | More by Jason
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good solid pale ale...refreshing and easy drinking...nice floral hop aroma, and taste..not overwhelming but clean and crisp. Not much malt evident, but it does seem balanced so it must be there. Smells wonderful...taste isn't as strong on the hops as I'd hoped based on the smell, but a good beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2002 16:38:08 | More by ZAP
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange tinted gold color with a small amount of yeast sediment floating around. Pours a thin bubbly white head. An herbal spiciness is noted on the nose. A really nice dry aspect to this brew. Just the slightest hint of caramel malt. Hops are not intense or overbearing in this beer, but they do provide the character. There is just a slight kick provided from the Saaz hops I believe. Easy drinking ale with some hop spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2002 12:49:38 | More by Bighuge
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Cascade Ale from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.