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Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
266 Ratings
Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, this unexpected dry-hopped lager gets its light, citrusy twist from Tettnang Mandarina Hops.

40 IBU

Added by superspak on 08-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,003
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
266
pDev:
9.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of Thehills804
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm not your typical, super-hoppy IPA guy. Prefer clean, dry, bitter beers that don't make my head and mouth explode. This brew compares to, and is somewhat in between, Victory Prima Pils and Lagunitas Day Time Ale (still my favorite despite a 4.7% ABV). Nice clean swallow with slightly hoppy punch. Dry finish with a flash of pilsner malt and pine. Clean and dry after taste. Stella Artois is boring and watery compared to this. Glad I discovered it. I'm an avid gardener and during the hot VA summers, it will be nice to sit on the screened porch and kick a few of these back after I work up a sweat. If you're into the double IPAs and heavy ales, this brew isn't for you.

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Photo of rarigney
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear yellow with an average head. The aroma has notes of white grape, lemon, black pepper, and bright crisp citrus. The flavor features lemon, melon, and black pepper. The mouthfeel is crisp, but with some weight. Overall is this a very drinkable, refreshing, enjoyable beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with light lacing.

Aroma of wet bath towel after you used citrus shampoo.

Tastes like a malty hay lager up to the end where you get more of the Mandarina hops - rinds mostly. The rinds follow through to the finish with licks of hay.

Feel is crisp and clean, ever so slight chalk.

Overall not a bad lager but not something particularly outstanding.

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Photo of BKast409
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting timing on the release. I know it's past the Holidays and we are all awaiting spring, but it's still JANUARY. You will find a well- crafted lager, clean and clear pour. Very pale, almost AAL range light straw color. Light head. Nose is not distinguished by much of anything. Has a clean taste, with a deft touch of the hops. Nice finish, no lingering off-tastes. Fine, but we have equal lagers around for those upcoming warm spring days.

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Photo of tempest
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp and delicious with a lovely punch of herbal and floral German hops. There's a creamy, toasty malt backbone, but the hops are the star. Damn this beer is clean, I'm having another.

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Photo of cgrunin
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denver10
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, fizzy, golden yellow color with a small head of white foam. It smelled of grains, caramel and a citrusy hop presence. Pretty nice flavor for the style. Very spicy and grassy with a sweet caramel backbone.
It was crisp, sharp and smooth.

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Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light straw yellow, crisp and hoppy, malts come through but the hops stay at the forefront. Nice balance and the flavor stays throughout. Lemon citrus, honey sweetness/ malt, pepper notes, this is zesty and quenching. Bought a single bottle, and ended up eating a vegetable pizza (the type prepared with cold toppings), and it happens to pair great with this fine northwest coast lager.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a crystal clear light straw color with a fluffy two finger white head. Aroma is pretty clean, with some grassy hops, but not much else. Taste is a bit awkward with a lot of grass, green pepper, and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light a crisp. Overall, this is a bit weird for me, and not Deschutes best beer. If it were a dry hopped pale, or a straight true lager, it might be good, but the mix of big dry hopped lager doesn't work for me here.

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Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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