A: Beautiful clear gold topped with a white and sticky delicate foam
S: Big West Coast Hop aroma of citrus, piney, and floral. Very inviting.
T: Refreshing the taste totally delivers on the aromatic suduction. A tad light feel on the tongue, but makes it all that much more drinkable. The citrus is probably more lemon and grapefruit than anything else. A little hop bitterness creeps in with repeated tastes. Would never guess the 6.8% abv.
D: Super beer, and my first taste of this brewers art. Very good taste and a silky smooth drinker.
Pours clear with a inch of white, frothy, big bubbled foam to cover the liquid goodness below. Retention is about average while the lacing is sticky and thick, becoming web like after some time.
Aroma is full of citrus and floral hops: the bouquet of champion ipas in my book. Reminds me a bit of PLE. There is a sweet caramel malt backbone.
Taste is hops throughout with a sweetness up front to balance, which it is. Tropical fruits are up and down the spectrum of just what that brings to mind; not just one type of tropical fruit. Orange and floral are in there for fun and more complexity. Some bitterness in the finish but very minimal.
Medium body might be a little zealous but the carbonation adds a perfect zing to the beer.
Really well balanced beer from start to finish, from nose to mouth, to throat. The name is just for this beer. It seems to be the little cousin of PLE. Nicely done. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy