orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013 pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Teresa’s for 10th Main LIne Jazz Fest. Poured into <sigh> a plastic cup. Pours light orangish with two finger white head. Aromas of apricot, citrus, pine, straw. Quite bitter, slightly sour. Medium, crisp body.
Served on-tap at the Brewery. This one sold out in a day and a half!!
A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a fluffy one finger tall white head leaving sticky webs of lace down parts of the glass. A beautiful looking beer.
S - Smells of fresh picked ripe apricots, intense citra hops, fresh cut grass, a bit of backing pale malt and they faintest hint of booze. The fruitiness is intense initially but it gets more balanced as it comes to room temperature.
T - Starts off with a beautiful mix of intense citra hops and super fresh apricots. Some fresh grass, tropical fruit zest, chewy pale malt and a tiny bit of booze round things out. Bitterness is quite strong initially but it becomes a bit more balanced as it warns up to room temperature. Finish is quite bitter with some light sweetness, lingering on the palate for quite awhile after the finish.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Slick, very bitter feel with a bit of lingering sweetness at the end of each sip. While it is easy to consume the strong flavors really wore me down after my second glass.
O - Damn, this is one nice IPA. The fruit is intense but it matches perfectly with the citra hops. It kind of tastes like Perpetual IPA with a ton of fruit added to it. I only wish they had made more, alas it will be gone by the time you read this. oldgrumpy (106) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Apparently, from my experience, apricots do not do well in beer. I have sampled many Troegs beers and this is my least favorite. It may just be the apricots but I did not like this one at all. A bit too sour for my taste. Hard to believe this is an IPA
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