andrewje41 (4651) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2016 ACHops (1725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Cloudburst. Pours slightly hazy bright yellow golden with thin soapy head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt; big juicy grapefruit hops, lightly dank and resinous on the back. Taste is surprisingly robust caramel malt, sizable bitter hops with those same dank and juicy notes on the finish though more restrained than the nose. Slight carby lingering note lingers on the back. Excellent IPA, right there with Flashing Lights as the best Cloudburst yet.
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2016 Draft pour pint at Cloudburst. Entering my junior year of documenting my beer enjoyment, it’s fun to find a brewery that I can look forward to every upcoming beer. Fun to remember being here on opening weekend, and being able to look back years from now. Cloudy golden pour with a thin oily head. Citrus dominated aroma. Flavor is a bit on the juicy side, citrus fruits, hints of pineapple, and a clean cool finish. Has that distinct galaxy addition that I love. Galaxy is the one hop I can pick out of a crowd, 9 out of 10 times. Lingering fruit mouthfeel. Damn tasty IPA. Retry, at Athenian. Same beer, same result. Love the hop linger here. Excellent beer