Profiled by Maria Devan for professorgoodales.net
Pours a brilliant orange amber with pristine clarity and a frothy head of foam that lasted well and left rings of lace. Nose is orange. Just orange.
Maybe a touch of grass as it warms. How did they do that?
Taste is light. If you are expecting the traditional southern tier malt, a bit of brown sugar on a soft bread . . . forget it. This malt is invisible. Light , fresh squeezed orange juice, a touch of caramel sweetness that seems to light to be believed. and a bit of hop herbal that is also tremendously light. The mouthfeel reminds me of Kern River Citra, it’s that light. Divine lightness. And then it finishes without a trace of alcohol and a bit of orange sweetness at the back palate with a hint of caramel.
Holy COW! The price of this sixpack at $20 has put lots of people off. It was delicious. Darn delicious.
Welcome to the PGA beer rating system: one beer “Don’t bother.” Two: Eh, if someone gives it to you, drink. Three: very good, go ahead and seek it out, but be aware there is at least one problem. Four: seek it out. Five: pretty much “perfecto.”
Maria Devan lives in Ithaca, NY and is frequent reviewer of beer and a beer lover deluxe.