Sage Fight IPA from BEnd’s Deschutes Brewery can be summed up with two words. Chewy and resinous. From the photo of this thick bodied beer, you get only a suggestion of its enormous mouthfeel. This beer is perhaps the most resinous we’ve ever had in Bend. According to the a description sheet from Deschutes, both sage and juniper from the Badlands area east of the city of Bend. We believe them!
With a thorough olfactory inspection, one can definitely detect aromas of sage and juniper. Initially this beer is aromatic and attractive but one needs to long for a resinous chewy beer or this big IPA is a bit too much. Get a taster and contemplate a full pint of this flavor forward and filling monster of a beer! If you are interested, hurry down to the Deschutes Bond Street pub as it is only available there.