Deschutes Twilight Summer Seasonal Ale, a limited summer offering from Deschutes Brewing, poured the hue of light honey into the glass, with a sticky, tenacious white head propped by no observable carbonation. The nose carried a hefty amount of spicy pine hops.
Twilight Ale opened bright, with a pleasant minerality complimented by lemon and floral notes. As the ale settled, it dried and was almost hopless by mid-drink. The ale ended slightly watered down but not unpleasant.
Deschutes' Twilight Ale has been a summer staple for me for years due to its balance of flavor, drinkability, and moderate ABV. The ale is a little lopsided, with heavy flavors at the start but virtually nothing by the end, but that just gives me that much more reason to crack open a second bottle.