Pours crystal clear with a half inch of white foam. Retention, for such a small amount, is above average. Lacing coats but is spotty in long-term staying power.
Aroma of citrus, floral, and earth hops. Bread and biscuit malts come up behind to give some legs.
Taste is citrus, spicy, and floral hops up front. Transitioning to hop dankness (earthiness) along with bread, biscuit, and caramel malts, lasting through to the finish. There, it is joined by a chorus of citrus hops, grapefruit oriented, that lend heaps of bitterness.
Light end of medium body with medium carbonation. Slightly drying but keeps enough juices flowing.
A solid offering, especially for the price. Maybe a touch too much bitterness and too high of alcohol to have more than one. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 16:09:36
Tasted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
$4.49 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
While the size of the boot might be a bit small, the intensity of the hop flavor and aroma in Size 7 more than makes up for it. We take prodigious amounts of hops and add them any chance we get to this Northwest style IPA. If you ever call Size 7 balanced we’ll kick you where it hurts (in the hop sack).