This little Pale Ale, brewed with the five C’s – Chinook, Columbus, Citra, Comet and Cascade – is really rather good.
It pours a rich gold and smells of strawberries, melon and honey, and as you take a swig you get assaulted by hops.
I like being assaulted by hops.
It’s a good feeling.
But that’s not to say that there’s not a good solid malt backbone here.
You’ll find shortcake biscuits, caramel and a little runny honey making up a solid, salty sweet body.
But it’s the immensely dry and puckeringly bitter hops that star here.
Woody and fibrous, there’s masses of resin, metallic green herbs, lemon zest and mango pulp that lead you to a sharp and crisp finish.
All that and a label with a quote by my favourite author, Kurt Vonnegut, on it.
“Be careful what you pretend to be, because you are what you pretend to be.”
Source: The Beer Hawk