Conflux No. 2 | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
88
very good
258 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay
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Conflux No. 2Conflux No. 2
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in Collaboration with Boulevard Brewing Co.; released July 2011.

Made with orange peel, coriander, lemongrass and sage.

See: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/423/68746 for the same recipe (with minor variances) brewed and bottled at Boulevard.

IBU: 49
ABV: 7.3%

Added by msubulldog25 on 07-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
144
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.55%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a belgian wit ipa and whatnot. Good hops in the aroma, some spice rack, some coriander.

Good hopping, good wheat use, mild orange rind. This really is a good blend of styles, I was impressed. Chewy wheat aspect mouthfeel.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

December 15, 2013 - I think I missed No. 1, but No. 2 looks just as promising, given the old-time tonic label. But the real joys first come in the aroma. Buttery pear and apple in abundance push out from the mottled head, sweetened with butter cream. There's a small acidic dimension with tangerine, and popcorn butter on the finish, which I know is undesirable, but it's a stellar smell, rich and decadent like a French dessert. Leaning back, I take in the look, which reminds me of a potion, totally clear, but riddled with bubbles on the sides of the glass in the same pattern as needles on a cactus. On the taste, I first notice the palate, which is light but buoyant was gas, and then to the flavors, punctuated in three places. First, I detect mellow butter, pear and sweet custard notes. This then quiets and peaks again, but more intensely across all those flavors. Finally, there's a slight hoppy punch near the end, and a wheat note too, leaving the palate ready for more of those gentle sweeter notes from the beginning - a positive feedback cycle.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of blackie
3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked up a bottle somewhere you yonder

a: served in a slim unibroue snifter, pale golden in color with a slight haze of floaters, the pour forms a white head with average retention

s: the prominent features of the nose are a witbier spiciness with coriander out front and a citrus/tropical hop nose, smells alright but the coriander level is a bit much

m: carbonation moderate-high, body lighter

t: coriander reigns from start to finish - it's really a bit much and gives an artificially floral, waxy taste, pils and wheaty malts form a light base, theres some clash with the citrusy hop flavors and the wit elements, moderately bitter, spritzy, lingering coriander, bright acid

o: seems to be a witbier at heart - pils/wheat malts and associated spice, but hopped up a bit, I don't think it works particularly well as a hybrid style, and some elements (especially coriander) of the wit side seem exaggerated, drinkable but not especially enjoyable

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Conflux No. 2 from Deschutes Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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