ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Draught at Lulu’s, 6/17/16.hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Light haze to the straightforward golden body. White head atop is medium-sized and shows moderately strong retention.
Hops jump out quickly, adding nectarine, pineapple, tangerine and some stronger white grapefruit. Juiciness definitely enjoyable, with biscuity/crackery malts behind it that seem rather strong/grainy. There’s a strong buttercream element which I mistook for honey-like base malts mixing with other malts.
In actuality, it’s just a ton of diacetyl. Buttery as all hell, with some scratchy and bready malts underlying the fruity and citric hops. High carbonation, moderately engaging with no alcohol. I can forgive a little bit of diacetyl, but even past the huge amounts of it here, the malts are way too bready/flabby. Moderate sugariness lingers as well. Yikes.
On tap at 2SP. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus, some earthiness and nice and hoppy for a Kolsch (not one of my favorite styles). NikkTwist (3200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Draft at Moriartys. Mostly clear gold pour. Tulip. Large top of soft fizzy white foam. Giant messy lace. Mild toasted wheaty malts with some hop bite. Dried lemons. Autumn leaves. Apricot pits. Mild sour with sharp earthy hop malts.