Best by 01/26/19. My least favorite type of dating but at least it is dated.
A cloudy and opaque pour. An inch of loosely packed white foam tops. Retention is average, leaving behind a slim covering that never retreats. Lacing is sticky.
Aroma leaps out of the glass from the initial pour. Citra centric of mango, pineapple, and orange. Sweet bread maltiness. Orange tang.
Taste brings on the tropical fruit bowl throughout. Touch of bitterness and resin/dankness near the finish. Sweet, probably a bi-product of all the Citra.
Medium body. Average carbonation that adds enough to the body to compliment the beer. Somewhat dry.
This beer is standing the test of time. It has definitely taken on a more NEIPA look as it definitely wasn't opaque a few years ago. Probably rated a bit too high last time around but I think the rating system has changed since. I don't know if this is still true but I believe the canned version is brewed in Florida? Enjoy!
Reviewed: Sunday, November 04, 2018 at 18:19:39
Tasted: Sunday, November 04, 2018
$2.50 for 16 oz. can
A: 10.0 |
T: 10.0 |
L: 9.0 |
M: 10.0 |
Color: Pale Gold
Pours with a chill haze with a multitude of floaties. A thin white, tiny bubbled foam covers. Retention matches the amount of head. Lacing begins on the retreat and throughout, leaving wisps of light, sticky foam behind.
Aroma is fantastic. Mango, orange and a helping of dank hops. Bready sweentess rounds out the aroma.
Taste is very pleasing. Hops hit early and often with the bread malt in the middle to the end. The hops are orange up front, twisting to a mango blend with a dank bitterness in the finish. Lingering but not palate numbingly so.
Light end of medium body with sufficient carbonation to get it there. Dry in the finish.
I make home brew and therefore imbibe in it quite often. Floaties and the like do not bother me but, since this is a professional beer, takes away from the overall look, becoming the only flaw in the beer. Citra hops continues to be a stunner when used correctly in a beer. Enjoy!
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