Pacific Wonderland Lager | Deschutes Brewery

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Pacific Wonderland LagerPacific Wonderland Lager
BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
325 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:
#23,964
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
325
pDev:
9.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
66
Trade:
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Ratings: 325 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Justdoit1234
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeubTube
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.57/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by April 26th.

A: Pours a very pale gold/straw, plenty of billowy foam, excellent lacing.

S: Strong noble hop aroma with some bread notes. Nice level of the dank.

T:Tastes so good. The dry hopped flavour kills it! Not miserly with the malt as well; Bread and grain working just right with the spicy hop character.

M: Wonderful mouthfeel.

O: A real treat this dry hopped bottle conditioned Lager is!!!

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

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

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 4/26/2017. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, melon, cracker, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, melon, cracker, biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, melon, cracker, biscuit, herbal, pepper, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Perfectly clean lagering with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a great pale lager. All around great robustness and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. Pleasantly hoppy on flavors; still remaining very well balanced, flavorful, and not too bitter/drying. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of russpowell
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingersof pearl colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Bready with floral notes, some citrus

T: Grassy, lemony, a little lime & crackery dryness up front. A touch of soapyness and breadyness as this warms, more lime as well. Finishes grassy, crisp & with a little citrus

MF: Light/medium body, pretty firm carbonation , good balance

Easy drinker with enough flavor to hold your attention for a while

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Photo of KingBiscuit
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Grains, grass, some floral notes, and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes crisp and clean.

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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
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 Taphouse_Traveler
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

Pacific Wonderland Lager from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 325 ratings