Pours clear with a half-glass of luscious off-white foam. Dense and lasting, the stickiness clings to the class, creating a web of trails.
Aroma assaults with grapefruit hops lobbed from the glass. Resin and soapy scents ebb and flow with a pine dankness. Malt is present, it has to be for all those hops: caramel and clean.
Taste is light up front with sweetness giving way to waves of hops. Pine takes the stage and drowns out the others. Still, grapefruit and tropical flavors find a way. Pine lasts through to the finish, leaving behind a stiff bitterness.
Medium body, almost creamy at times from the hop oils. Medium carbonation fits well. Dries the palate as is expected.
The aroma of this beer is really nice, maybe a bit too resinous to be perfect for me. That is the best part of the beer. The taste and drinkability suffer from hop overdose as there isn't enough balance. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 20:49:44
Tasted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
$0.00 for 16 oz. can
One fine body…
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