Brewed by Free State Brewing Company
Though this brew features an English Malt variety new to us (Optic), this beer’s focus is its massive hop additions. (Hops + Optic = Hoptic, duh.) Galaxy hops get top billing, while Crystal and Centennial take substantial supporting roles. This beer was dry hopped twice for maximum hop flavor and aroma. The Optic provides a neutral background, pushing the hops further to the forefront. This beer should hit a nerve with the malty set out there, but the hopheads will rejoice. The Bottom Line: A crisp, dry, medium bodied ale with substantial bitterness and hop flavor.