orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden.
A - Pours clear amber orange with a nice one and a half finger tall white head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of citric and grassy simcoe hops with some spicy rye helping to keep them in check. Some caramel and light fruitiness offers some additional flavors but this one is all about the simcoe and rye.
T - Starts off with a quick hit of spicy / chewy rye quickly being enveloped by the strong citric hop bite from the simcoe hops. Hints of fresh cut grass, caramel sweetness and dulled tropical fruit help round things out. Finish is chewy with plenty of lingering hop bitterness.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bitter, chewy feel from start to finish. Some light sweetness and booze creep in toward the end of the glass.
O - Even with all of the assertive flavors this one remains easy to drink. If you have a chance to try this one I suggest you do, it is one of Pizza Boys better beers to date.