Easy Being Green
Matchless Brewing

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV:
3.7%
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3.51 | pDev: 16.81%
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Washington, United States
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Notes: It's not easy planning the logistics of fresh hop beers. We wanted to make a pale to utilize Citra fresh hops. To keep it from being ordinary we wrote a malt bill using un-fermentable adjuncts. You may wonder why, but we wanted to build the body big like a mountain, tall like a tree. The hops on the hot side were only in the Whirlpool to give a soft base bitterness. The hop farm called us all "friendly-like” letting us know they were ready a week early. We shoved them in a fermenter and racked onto them for a “dry” “wet" hop. All this green matter made a watermelon/mango flavor that is absolutely fine. Order it, it's easy we won't wonder why.

Hops: Wakatu, H. Blanc, Fresh Citra
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Wheat, Carapils, Carafoam
Yeast: Juice
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4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/16/2019. Pours moderately hazy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/zest, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, gooseberry, white grape/wine, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.7%. Overall this is an excellent hazy American pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel and not aggressive. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great Wakatu, Hallertau Blanc, and Fresh Citra profile. Very vibrant, juicy, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great Vienna/Wheat malt backbone for the ABV. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive session style example. No complaints.

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Easy Being Green from Matchless Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 4 ratings