Appearance: slightly opaque with coppers and garnets. A pithy head rests atop with massive lace crawling up sides of glass. Head fades into a bubbly creamy puddle. Swirls puffy and bubbly but with no more lace.
Nose: pink grapefruit and tangelo oranges. Crunchy caramelized honeyed grains. Grapenuts and citrus fruits. Damp dew atop juicy ripe white grapefruit. Hint of pine needs and generic green woodland shrubbery. Dry bitterness of tangelo skins.
Palate: pink grapefruit and juicy tangelo flesh with the dry bitterness of their skins flirting along the edges. Dry oily resinous finish. Real ginger, raw and untamed turns into lightly caramelized ginger slivers. Kiwi and cantaloupe. Sweet and tart in the middle. Pine needles are a ghostly whisper. Honeydew in the breath.
Final Thoughts: quite lovely. Deschutes never disappoints. Now if only I could find Deschutes in Florida…
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)