Ascension - Two Beers Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served in 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange gold color with less than 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.
The aroma was, as expected, very hop forward. Mostly citrus, some pine and a very low malt presence. On the tongue, the hops just blasted away, with an alcohol taste underneath. No real malt flavors showed up and there was a very sharp alcohol bite on the finish.
The body, while fuller than I'd expected, wasn't anywhere near smooth. Drinkability was pretty good, for an 18% ABV beer, but I would a spacer or two if I were having more than one a day. Overall, this brew was pretty nice, considering it's size. Certainly worth a shot if you see it.
Serving type: on-tap
01-20-2013 01:05:21 | More by beertunes
3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle opened on 6.28.13 and split with some friends
Bottled By: Dan
Bottle #: 486/1000
A - Pours a clear darker orange with only a few tan bubbles clinging to the glass.
S - Lots of hop cirtus, orange peel mostly. A touch of alcohol, but not as much as I would expect. Some bready malt sweetness as well.
T - The taste is similar to the nose. Lots of orange zest/peel, sweet bready malts, and alcohol burn.
D - Mild to medium carbonation with a medium body.
O - A big beer, and it shows, but not as much as I thought it would. Similar to 120 minute, but I think that it is more approachable.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 22:54:17 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, medium golden amber with a fine one finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramale malt, grassy and citrus hops, orange family citrus, a bit of alcohol. Flavor is orange citrus, light caramel malt that is overwhelmed by intense resiny, almost medicinal hop bitterness. Finishes hot, with both alcohol and resinous hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Although this grew on me after a while (probably due to lupelin saturation on my tongue), it is quite harsh at first, like a charging hop bomb. After I settled in, I was able to appreciate the caramel malt base and more pleasant components of the resinous hops. I'm not sure whether it was the high ABV talking or not, but I was overwhelmed at first, but enjoyed the second half of the glass more. Unbalanced and a bit out of control, but worth a try for intense hop fans. Two Beer's Alta series has been pretty good, and I missed the first round of this. That is probably a good thing, this 11.9% version is probably more approachable than the earlier ones (up to 18%!). Kinda kicks your posterior in both alcohol and hops.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 03:32:36 | More by LiquidAmber
Ascension from Two Beers Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.