I opened up the Twilight Ale I received from Deschutes this evening and quite enjoyed it. According to the Brewery, it’s made with a “harmonious blend of four hops” and is dry hopped with Amarillo hops. At only 5% alcohol by volume, it’s an excellent summertime session beer.
Appearance: Light, clear, straw-gold in color with a crisp white head. Bubbly.
Smell: Bready and clean with toasted malts and bright floral hop presence.
Taste: Hops are bracing, right up front, with bitter, slightly woody, almost oily notes—in a good way. Very green with hops. Malt is toasty and light and just right—not too heavy or sweet but not dry or roasty either. Very refreshing. A hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with a refreshing, thirst-quenching quality.
Overall: Excellent, a flavorful and robust summertime ale.