Profiled by Ken Carman for professorgoodales
Red grapefruit and ginger.
Red grapefruit nose in bottle. Same in the glass plus a hint of ginger and, behind that pale malt.
Great clarity, Urine color. Head slight: pinpoint bubbler and fades fast and leaves no remnants.
Mouthfeel: low carbonation and a bit “biting”” carbonic, for what there is. Low body.
Taste: grapefruit and pale malt, ginger. Citrusy: grapefruit red. Hint of a fruity tang.
This is a very clean, and very simplistic, quaff. If you’re looking for a very light, uncomplicated, “so what” summer brew: almost watery, have at it. I understand the concept of a simple summer beer. But if you care little for any complexity, just drink q Bud or Miller. But there is nothing more than pale malt, red grapefruit sense and just a hint of ginger. For what it is, pleasant, but needs more to be a 4 with complexity.
I understand the concept of a simple summer quaff some call lawnmower. But should the brewers go out of their way to lack complexity? An emphatic “no,” IMO. And that’s my sense here. So 3.