Growler courtesy Westsidethreat via PP San Clemente.
A - Pour produces an eighth inch of tan head. It's made up of mostly tight bubbles and has decent staying power for as small as it is. Body is a light copper with an orange tint to it. Very slight chill haze.
S - Big time hops all over the nose. Citrusy, with grapefruit and orange aromas dominating. It's got just a touch of that herbal iced tea smell to it. Sweet caramel malts and some vibrant fruitiness.
T - Starts off with a nice fruity flavor. Mostly tropical fruit. Malts are surprisingly strong here, with a bit of sweet breadiness showing itself as well. Hops come in with that iced tea, herbal quality. It's much more robust here than it was in the aroma. Caramel plays off of the hops nicely, sort of working in sync. The citrus hits, with a brash bitterness that drys the mouth out a bit. There's a lot of pine quality here too that wasn't in the aroma.
M - Sticky and somewhat thick. Carbonation is fine and a touch biting.
Overall - Very easy to drink for a DIPA. Shouldn't be a problem polishing off this growler. Well balanced, but with hops being the star player. Very nice, probably under-appreciated DIPA.
Growler from Dill. Thanks a ton.
Pours a nice and fairly clear golden copper with a decent couple fingers of thick foamy off-white head atop. The foam settles slowly and leaves a nice layer of lacing on the walls of the glass. Small bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass and make their journey skyward.
Thick hops up front. Lots of citrus with grapefruit and lemon being the most prominent. Bit of sticky pine and some nice orange in the background. Caramel malt is able to punch through the big hop presence a bit and has a nice smooth sweet aroma. Some light toffee mingles in with the caramel.
Smooth malty body is big and slight thick. Lots of caramel coats the mouth. The hops are plentiful in this brew. Lots of pine with a bit of stickiness to it. Citrus comes in next. Lots of grapefruit and lemon. Light toffee comes through a bit at the end and then another helping of pine leaving a nice bit of stickiness on the tongue. Just a very small hint of alcohol in this 8% brew. Very nice medium carbonation on the palate.
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