Mr. Goroboros - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.66/5 rDev +1.7%
I've had this on-tap a few times at Half Acre, always in a 5oz taster.
A - White foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Transparent bronze body.
S - Citra hops are fairly obvious, with a good dose of zesty grapefruit, live onion, and a mild herbaceous note. Yeast is surprisingly potent; I thought this used the same Kölsch yeast as Mr. Ouroboros, but was told that isn't the case. Malt is somewhat bready and neutral at this stage.
T - The taste has a bit more malt character, with dough, biscuit, and a hint of toffee. Again, there's a good dose of yeast character that's atypical of your standard pale ale. Hops aren't quite as potent here, imparting some bitter citrus peel and mild onion flavors. Fresh hops don't tend to pack as much punch and apparently this wasn't dry-hopped either, so I'm not totally surprised by this. Still, was hoping for a bit more intensity to the hop flavor.
M - Medium body, zesty carbonation, dry finish, and some lingering oily hops. No problems here.
D - Not bad, but a bit of a letdown relative to some of Half Acre's other recent pale ales. I don't totally get the fresh hop craze; dried, pelleted and even extract hops seem to produce the intensity of flavor that I prefer in my pale ales. Also, confused by the expressiveness of the yeast; I would have sworn it was Kölsch yeast, but the menu said otherwise. In any case, this one is skippable.
11-27-2013 03:02:01 | More by MasterSki
Mr. Goroboros from Half Acre Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.