Doubting Thomas - Willoughby Brewing
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4.45/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: A bright copper colored brew, bordering on a dark rusty orange. A small yellow to slightly greenish/yellow head off the tap that dissipated quickly leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass.
AROMA: First and foremost is grapefruit or grapefruit rind, a strong hop presence.
FLAVOR: My first reaction ruby red grapefruit, a slight grapefruit rind, definitely citrus. There is a slight malt character hidden in there, but this really showcases the hops.
PALATE: A full bodied beer with an amazingly smooth and extremely clean taste. Very crisp, dare I say a hint dry. It's almost a touch sweet, like ruby red grapefruit would be, with no real alcohol heat to mention. For all of the hops in this beer, twenty pounds for ten barrels if I remember, it's extremely well balanced and doesn't blow you pallet out.
NOTES: I could session this beer all summer if it weren't for the extremely well hidden 8.0% ABV. There is seriously nearly no alcohol heat, and the little that I picked up was only after the beer started to warm up a bit. Even then, the heat was well hidden which was enjoyable for a "big beer". It is tapped a little on the light side of carbonation, I think, which enhanced the flavor in my opinion. Just a touch of sweetness, lots of citrus flavor, and extremely clean.
Serving type: on-tap
01-26-2011 02:56:53 | More by HopHed
Doubting Thomas from Willoughby Brewing
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