"Son of Spot" and not 'sun' - however likely it might be that the color of this fine ale is just that, sunny pale golden orange with a haze of fine mist in its sky of colour. Dense but breif cap of off-whitish foam leaves a broekn skimming top and lots of bubbles a the edges. Lots of thick stringy lace sticks across the glass.
Aroma is fairly whafty, even while pouring, the bright citrusy notes float about with ease bringing temptations of super fresh sunny crisped oranges and lemons. Touch of bright lime and a whisp of light pine. Very fresh, zesty, and pithy with citrus. A Delightful nose!
Tasteward is total IPA crispness abounding to the lengths of easy going citrus crisp and caramel malt. The front is unholy smooth and crisp with a bright yet well-rounded tone of lemon and orange, mellows some in the middle with melon and apple notes then takes a huge turn into some wild complexities. Wowzaa, watch it, this has two sides to it. Heavy grades of pithy bitterness ensue a parching dryness mixes with toasted malt, pine notes and earthy floral hops as it finishes. After about half thru the bomber those finishing effects decide to stick around longer and longer and longer still, after each imbibing sip it grows slowly onto the palate. But with an acceptance, I assure you, that is quite tolerable, if you like the pithy stuff from an orange. Those orangey hop oils begin to poke thru too as it goes as does some partail grassyness. And dare I say some resin smokeyness too. Wow, Quite a complex finish.
Feel is quite full, more so as it goes, it really has a beefy IPA character to it, even though it has a certain crisp tone and super freshness that is clean, pithy dry and easily bittered within. The finish is amazingly complex and layered and totally worth every sip and every penny. Price you ask? Only $3.99 for the bomber! That's a frickin steal!
I'm grabbing many more of these on my next stop around. A very well crafted IPA by Full Sail. Here's a loud and "Independent" - Yum!
Bomber from cwier. Thanks DB!
A - Pours a copper colored body the is crystal clear. Loads of tiny bubbles racing to the top. Very light tan colored head is about one and a half inches and made of varying sized bubbles.
S - Mmmm...hops. Some tea notes here with green herbal hops. Also some oily pine sap notes. Light citrus. Backed with light caramel and pale malts.
T - Intense bitterness hits right away and doesn't let go. This reminds me some of a fresh hop beer. Starts slightly grassy and moves to the pine sap hop oils before being taken over with the herbal tea-like hoppiness. All of this hoppiness is accompanied with equal bitterness the whole way through. Lightly sweet malts and a bit of breadiness.
M - Medium bodied with slightly oily hops. Fuzzy carbonation.
D - This is a nice IPA. Very hoppy and bitter, bordering on DIPA territory, yet staying low in alcohol. Really hitting the spot in the heat.
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