Received this brew from Northernbrews in a recent trade. Shared this beer with a buddy while grilling. Drank from my Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale pint glass.
Appearance- Pours a dark crimson orange with a beautiful one finger creamy tan head. A decent cap and thick collar remains along with plenty of rich sticky lacing. Great looking brew.
Smell- Surprisingly peppery with a spicy kick to start. The blood orange is really apparent too as the beer is fruity and fairly vibrant. Lightly sweet with a touch of caramel and butterscotch.
Taste- Plenty of orange to start with the sort of bitter citrus that is unmistakably blood orange. The peppercorns seem more noticeable in the nose but taste wise but there is a light sort of spiciness but not a huge bite of pepper. Surprisingly, not sweet but very rich and bitter. Not sure if it's the hops or blood orange but Iâ€™m leaning towards the later.
Mouthfeel- Big and rich and full with a light spritzy feel from the medium carbonation
Drinkability- Not bad. Thank god I had help drinking this growler as there is no way Iâ€™d be able to put the whole thing down. Very tasty and super unique but two glasses were plenty. Thanks much Jeff!!
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