This is a truly super beer – and I don’t relish lots of hops.
Great looking “orangey” colored pour with a small, but perfectly formed, bubbly head. The look is good, but this brew isn’t about looks.
Firstly the aromas are hops, more hops and then some more hops. A rounded, wonderful citrus, floral variety that just seems to hit the perfect balance.
Tastes are mainly grapefruit, but these are tempered citrus tones. Obviously it’s more potent than the 60 or 90, but it has the same characteristic subtlety. The tongue gets the full treatment, being bathed in flavor and variety of sensations. There’s the citrus, followed by the grass, followed by the fruits, followed by the floral, followed by the crisp, biting hop finish. This drinks nowhere near its 20 odd % ABV, it has been beautifully crafted to mask the alcohol.
A true classic, beautifully and carefully brewed, an example of how to lovingly make quality beer.