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Cotton (2nd Anniversary Ale) | Idle Hands Craft Ales

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Idle Hands Craft Ales
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Rustic Saison

Added by Jason on 08-22-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 33
Photo of Florida9
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear light golden yellow in color. Forms a modest white head. Decent retention and some light lacing. Aroma is bright and citrusy with notes of grapefruit and citrus pith along with a strong wheat character. Taste is somewhat odd. Very dry with lots of citrus, but absolutely no sweetness and no juiciness. Orange, grapefruit, and maybe some mango or tropical fruit, but again there is no sweet juiciness here. Pithy, toasty, or earthy? Not sure how to describe it. Dry, crisp, and astringently bitter.

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Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Filled a week ago at the brewery.

Light fizzy head that barely covers the beer, touch of lacing, super hazy cloudy straw golden yellow orange color.

Nose held up well at least, fresh hop, fruity, little tropical fruit guava and passion fruit, nice musty resin, dank, bright citrus the light tangerine and small citrus fruit not like orange or grapefruit, there is a bit of stone fruit too like apricot, and a light lemony aroma. Light wheat aroma underneath, touch grainy grassy like hay, wheat.

Taste is more fresh resinous hops, musty and dank with light hop oil, little chewy like with hints of tropical fruit, some citrus but not a lot either, again the bright but mild citrus but touch of grapefruit this time as well as some lemon, touch more stone fruit. Then hops turn a little earthy and grassy, but mostly the fruits come through. Wheat is there again, little grainy grassy hay like, with a lighter overall profile than a malt would bring, then turning like orange rind and light pith. Finish brings more orange juice and pith, hint lemon, little grapefruit, little wheat character and nice drying with fair rind bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod and light carb.

Overall nice, wish I drank it fresher but it was hard to get this and the other growlers I had out to the table. Still nice.

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Cotton (2nd Anniversary Ale) from Idle Hands Craft Ales
3.92 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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