A: Straw color and hazy. Thin white carbonation of medium to small bubbly foam.
S: Mostly citrus and fruity with lower notes of floral and faint pine.
T: First taste was equal mix of herbal, citrus, and woodiness. Most pronounced characteristic is the utter lack of sweet and veers to dry. I first thought a touch of nuts in the toast tasting malt. No alcohol and the hop bitterness is moderate.
O: This is a sophisticated 'new' Amer. Pale Ale without any theatrics. Nose is bigger than taste, and there's zero sweetness to this brew. I am completely and utterly impressed with this ale of low key excellence. Extra points to can dating that includes both canning and drink by dates. I will definitely seek out this beer.
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza." - Dave Barry