American Day Trip (Extra Hoppy Golden Ale) | Enlightenment Ales

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Enlightenment Ales
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Dope on 08-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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11
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
3.48%
 
 
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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pint glass pour at a bottle share. Some yeast haze around in the glasses. Big, foamy white head forms with some huge bubbles and a few fingers tall. Good retention but it eventually falls to a puffy ring and pillow. Nice clouds of lace around the glass.

S- Some nice lemony and citrus hops atop something that reminds me of French Saison Yeast from Wyeast. Spicy, floral, tropical fruits, tangerine, peppercorns and coriander come to mind.

T- Follows the nose quite nicely with that French Saison Yeast feel and a good amount of hops coming to mind. Good lemon, orange peel, peppercorns, coriander, tangerine is big.

MF- Foamy and somewhat creamy light-end dried out body. Fairly bitter and just a tad of tartness.

Nice sessionable Saison with a decent amount of hop flavor reminiscent of the hoppy Pale Ales of today. Good balance and use of flavors.

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Photo of Dope
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle with a handwritten "American" written on it (all american hops), seems legit. Just released this week. No batch info.

A: Cloudy pale orange pour. Big effervescent white head. Head fizzes pretty quickly but has great retention. Big fluffy chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Nice crisp grapefruit aroma. Light bready malt and a touch of pepper.

T: Again with the grapefruit up front. Swear I get a little pineapple even? Decent hop punch but not some over-the-top DIPA of course. Mild grainy bread for the malt, not much as this is only 4.7%. The finish has some cloves and a little bit of pepper, white pepper I think? Touch of hop bitterness here too. Hint of hop resin.

M: Surprisingly medium bodied and smooth.

O: Nice hoppy BPA. This one supposedly only has american hops, wish I knew what was in it. I'd have to guess citra and...hmm not sure. Almost thinking simcoe but I don't think so. Anyway, not a huge west coast DIPA but at the same time it's very hoppy for a BPA. Nice hybrid. Crisp and flavorful at only 4.7% ABV. Drinks easily too. Nice session beer. Way better than All Day IPA, IMO - only making the comparison due to the name and ABV.

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American Day Trip (Extra Hoppy Golden Ale) from Enlightenment Ales
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