3fourths (9406) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2016 Hazy gold with a short white head, this Pale Ale tries to show it’s aroma hops (cantaloupe, grapefruit / orange, coconut). The malt is lightly toasty but mostly transparent, though the texture has some decent savoriness. Both hops and malt are marred by sanitation problems (subtle note of dirty dish rag), and the hops do have an odd cheese (old cones) and brine quality. It’s medium-light bodied and lightly sweet with relatively strong bitterness, finishing with notes of apricot, lemon, unripe cantaloupe, sour citrus fruit, and honey. Overall it’s a respectable but unpolished attempt at American Pale Ale, and could benefit from fresher hops. Kudos to them for leaving the beer unfiltered and for bottle conditioning, though.