A: Orange gold, with a very slight haze. Soft off-white foam of medium low retention.
S: Fresh citrus and tropical fruits. The citrus is a mix of grapefruit and tangerine. Some light breadiness. Appealing aroma starts my interest.
T: A nice mix of the fruits and a mild caramel sweetness. A decently full mouthfeel, but stops at the right level. Nothing out of balance. The hoppy dryness is late and comes mostly as a grapefruity tartness. Big personality for a 8% abv beer.
: Definitely a West Coast inspired DIPA. But necessarily a clone by any means. Seems most like an Alpine, but there's the unique SOB twist in flavor. Solemn brews most of the time have a signature aroma/flavor note, and it's here. This brew will run with the big dogs. Glad this brewery is in my hood.