A: Deep orangey pale amber. Very thick, almost meringue like foam of a light beige color. Good looking brew.
S: Burnt orange citrus over soft toffee flavors.
T: Great/perfect blend of 1/3rd's: tropical fruit, semi-sweet malt, and citrusy hop bite. Surprisingly light on the palate, well suited for hot weather. Full feel, but again it is balanced to the fresh side of balance.
O: Am a huge fan of this beer. It is a legit tropical concoction, both in flavor and manner. I don't know if it's deep orange color influencing me, but I think this beer has a muddled, dark orange flavor. Just what I'd hope to find at a brewery in FLA. Sorry I don't get to drink this beer more often.
Poured clear into my Cigar City snifter with a small amount of white, large bubbled foam. Retention was racing while leaving just a bit of very splotchy lacing.
Aroma is caramel sweet malt that pairs with the hops profile of tropical fruits, citrus, and some pine. Alcohol is there on the back end.
Taste is a nice sweetness at first followed by the hops, mainly a bitterness that includes fruit and citrus. Bitterness in the after taste that doesn't last long while a touch of sweet shows again. Good stuff.
Better than average amount of carbonation on top of a medium body. Slight chewiness at times.
A lot of hops but very well balanced. Nothing seems to be overly out of place. For the alcohol level easy to drink and pleasant. Nice to have a good IPA that isn't over the top west coast style. 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