Athletic Brewing Co.

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4.07 | pDev: 0%
Athletic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Notes: A liquid legend in the land of lager. It follows a crisp peach nose through cairns of citrus and florals, peaking at a whole new elevation of hops. The descent is smooth and at times bitter, a true taste of success on a trail hard-traveled. And our toast to those who’ve traveled it before.

Inspired by Athletic's San Diego-based brewer Cara Wilson, Trailblazer features the 2021 Pink Boots Hop Blend. 100% of Trailblazer’s proceeds will go to The Pink Boots Society. The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer professionals through education.
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

"India Pale Lager" is on the label, so this will be compared with the IPL style.

Pours a strong yellow with a hint of orange to it. Transparency has a mild fog to it, at least enough to obscure object definition from the other side, but still illuminate any shapes opposite the glass. Head is foamy and white. Aroma is a little hit of grassy, citrusy, lemony hops with strong biscuity, bready malts just beyond. There is a worty, sweet note to the nose that is clearly discernible through the hops and malts. Flavor profile is grassy, citrusy, lemony, herbaly hops with biscuity, bready, wafery malts for support. Balance favors the hops more so in the flavor than the aroma. There is still a worty taste to it, but it's meshed into the surrounding notes better. It has a dry finish. Mouth feel is crisp thanks to a quick hit of prickly effervescence up front that carries from start to stop. Thickness notches in at medium-thin. Overall, some great IPL qualities here, and despite the worty aroma, comes of as a suitable replacement for an IPL with alcohol for those seeking to avoid alcohol. Some ground to go to competely cover the gap with its alcoholic siblings though.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 12oz can.

Mar 23, 2021
Trailblazer from Athletic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1 ratings