Yarrington's Best Bitter - Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
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A nitrogenated pint served at the brewpub.
A: The bitter is a golden yellow color, obscured by a decent dose of haziness. Atop the ale, a nitro-augmented head, white and foamy, laces in strata in my glass.
S: The nose is surprisingly hoppy, citrusy and leafy, as though fresh hops were employed. Ksak likened the nose to tea, I went with some tobacco. Either way, very nice and hoppy.
T: The ale is hop-centric, albeit with a decent malt backbone. The hoppiness stands out, especially for a bitter. Turns out the ale is filtered through hop pellets, adding an extra dose of hops to the ale. Citrus and leafiness, abundant and bitter, drive the flavor. Tea is evident, further evidence of the leafy hops. Pale malts, bready and sweet, are an excellent base. The nitro smooths out the bubbliness, allowing the hop flavor to linger.
M: The mouthfeel is hoppy and fresh, almost a harvest ale. Elk Creek's improvised Randall system delivers a strong dose of hoppiness.
D: A sessionable bitter enlivened by the American hop profile. I really enjoyed sipping my way through the pint.
04-24-2010 22:44:46 | More by akorsak
Yarrington's Best Bitter from Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
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