Pours clear with a couple of fingers of tan foam. The foam quickly ran away from the top of my beer leaving a thin layer. Some blotchy lacing.
Aroma is strong on the citrus, herbal hops but equally there is a bready malt backbone for it to reside.
Fresh floral hops with a big bready/doughy malt flavor underneath for some balance. Grapefruit, spice hops and bitterness in the finish.
Medium body and carbonation with a tad of creaminess to round it out.
I thought I was in for a good beer here. It isn't bad but from the pour, with the dark color, I knew that it would be different from expectations. The bready malt presence and possibly the green hop characteristics that seem to be prevalent, just didn't do it for me. It is a good beer but, for me, leaves me wanting something different. Enjoy!
"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." - Cliff Clavin, of Cheers