riversideAK (6231) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from my Vermont hop hook up 46er3498. This one has an aroma that has notes of fruity sweetness, orange, marmelade, citrus pith. The beer gushed from the bottle but just for a second. Pours an unfiltered orange with a nice foamy head and some lace. Lots of hop in the flavor. Soft malty sweetness with a shit ton of citrus pith. Bitterness is high like chewing on rinds. So essentially it is an orangey malty sweetness and then tons of citrus skins. Touch of sweet doughy malt is in there too. Interesting. Lots of pithy bitterness lingers. Seriously like chewing on skins. Some sticky resins as well. Weird not hoppy initially ipa but it lingers forever, which I like. Some might call it astringent, but this works imo.