Aggressive pour yields a clear liquid with a half-glass of white, frothy foam on top. Retention is average but lacing is thick and sticky.
Aroma is citrus, tropical, and grassy hops. A nutty and sweet malt backbone underlies. Maybe a bit of resinous hops (a bit past prime?).
Taste emphasizes the hops and bitterness that lands well into the finish. Sweet at first that gives way to a ravenous round of grapefruit hops that places its seal on the beer. Bitterness is there but doesn't over power - just be ready for it.
Medium body but maybe lighter. Medium carbonation with the palate drying.
High alcohol is hidden well being undetectable by me. Grapefruit bite is big and probably takes it out of the session range but if you like hops I am sure this won't be a hindrance. A solid offering. Enjoy!
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