-pours a cloudy golden-orange with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-high carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus pine & white pepper
-medium bitterniss for the style
Very good one.
This was at the very end of it's (generous) BBD and it still held up.I can only imagine it's even better fairly fresh.
500ml bottle. Another creepy, bescarved literal 'hophead' dude graces this label.
This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, tightly foamy off-white head, which leaves some decent spackled lace around the glass as it quite slowly dissipates.
It smells of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit juice, a mild tropical fruitiness, astringent pine needles, lightly caramelized pale malt, and further herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more pulpy orange and lemon rind, hints of underripe cantaloupe and honeydew, a slight peppery spiciness, piney green vegetation, and grainy, softly bready pale malt.
The bubbles are a bit peppy up front, and ride that ticket for a long while, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually a fair bit smooth, despite the persistently sassy hops. It finishes mostly dry, the fruitiness of malt and hop alike finally forgoing any sugary aspirations.
A rather pleasantly hoppy APA, though the hop schedule (Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe and Chinook) seem more redolent of an IPA. Anyway, borders were drawn to be crossed, so while this purports to be one thing, it could easily qualify as another. At any rate, drinkable, and enjoyable, especially for yer average hophead.