The philosophy behind this inspired ale is simple: a slew of iconic floral, citrusy and piney American hops is showcased by a simple yet speculative embodiment of malt. Compelling bitterness is provided by a potent addition of pure hop oil extract, and buttressed with a rigorous doctrine of kettle additions and an ascendant dry hopping axiom. This stately stature of hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma will escalate you to a contemplative frame of mind.
|Aroma ||Massive hop aroma overwhelms the subtle malt character. Citrus, pine, slightly floral.|
|Appearance ||Light copper color with fair clarity. Firm brilliant white head forms well with moderate retention.|
|Flavor ||Clean malt profile with very slight hints of caramel. Hop flavor is dominant with gripping bitterness and loads of citrusy, piney, dank and floral hop flavors. Solidly balanced towards the hops. Clean fermentation, very minimal esters. Long bitter aftertaste.|
|Mouthfeel ||Medium body with medium carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth with moderate creaminess.|
|Overall Impression ||A real showcase for American west coast hops. Hop aroma is evident well before the pint reaches your lips. Complex hop flavors with firm bitterness.|