A vigorous pour yields two fingers of white, tightly packed, small bubbled foam. Frothing on top as it recedes, the foam has quality staying power. Lacing begins immediately, throughout, and is spider web in appearance. Chill haze is present.
Aroma of toasted bread with light sweetness. Orange, must grape, pithy citrus, grass, and floral. I wouldn't consider this huge on the nose but it is pleasant.
Taste is a mix of hops and malt. Malt is once again, lightly, toasted bread with hints of sweetness. The hops aren't as complex as the nose: orange, floral and grass. Minimal bitterness, which does build over time. Almost clean outside of the hop and malt mix. Late hops flavor deep in the throat: orange and grapefruit, and grass.
Light body with huge amount of carbonation. Juicy yet drying finish.
The aroma was solid but the taste wasn't as enticing. The can warrants a lot of fruitiness that I couldn't find. Under two months old so I consider it fresh. A really nice beer that leaves me wanting a bit. Enjoy!
Oneida is Hallertau Blanc-centric. The bright tropical fruit and lemongrass notes give it an uber-pungent aroma, with the grapefruity citrus of Cascade providing a touch of balance. We've also added experimental hop variety 05256 to the mix, adding a nice hop complexity while keeping it a drinkable pale ale. While more aggressively bitter than Fortunate Islands, Oneida still has a light body and moderate ABV. We're considering making Oneida our spring seasonal, but that's all kind of up in the air.
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers