Large swing top bottle: Muted dark tangerine orange color with a moderately tall capping of yellowed foam and has lots of cob webbed lacing drawn across the glass and more so as its consumed.
Heavy aroma of spruce wood soaked in old pineapple and mango juices. Quite deep and darkly set with a muted tropical sense with a bready malt backing, but mainly hopped in a woody wetness slathered in dull dark citrusy goo.
Taste has a rounded sweet tone of deep dark red apple, pineapple, dark orange, banana, mango, and a bit of pithy citrus pinches to it. But all very muted and smoothed over in a bread doughy fruityness noted with woodish hints passing here and there adding some slivers to its overall orangey bitterness. Which too, is quite muted, controlled, smooth, soft, and fluffy in texture to the palate. Quite the fun array of twisted in complexity to its hop tones. Drys off slowly adding and building to itself as you go.
Body is a solid medium, smooth, sweet, orangified hoppyness with a side dashing bitterness thats woddy and pithy with a herbal earthy tea twist to its finish that I find fascinating.
Ooh so smooth and drinkable. The large bottle empties in no time flat, as its easy going bitterness of orange fruit and balancing sweetness makes for a palate quenching yummy ride of goodness. Another of the big brew series from Grand Teton that is a keeper, albiet a bit pricey, but you do get about three 12 oz servings out of the large bottle for $14 which is still less then $2.50 a glass.
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