Just bought today, 1/14/2023, they have no marking on cardboard box, but saw after opening this was canned on 2/10/22. Damn I hate buying old beer!
Very sticky sweet aroma of hops and caramel malts. Taste is mostly smooth with a little bit of a hop edge on the back end. Almost mediciny-like taste comes in, a mix of malt and yeast. Finishes with a dry palate and a slight edge of hop bitterness as the malt/yeast sweetness crescendos and then fades.
Hop aroma is slightly pungent, but also green and fresh smelling. Slides onto the palate with a slight slipperiness, but immediately a hop bitterness edge comes cutting in. Hops fade, and then slowly a slightly sweet malt flavor starts to rise. Never gets too strong before subsiding and then gets mixed with hop flavor. Finishes very dry.
Strong sweet hop aroma that’s really thick like ripe fruit. Slightly crisp bite of hop bitterness immediately replaced by a fluffy smoothness. Leaves a slightly tart hop flavor on the palate, intended with flavors of mango.
Fresh, sticky hop aroma. Crisp bite that’s full flavor of hops, mild caramel malt sweetness, and a touch of yeast. The yeast then comes in with a drying effect and wipes the palate, leaving hints of the up front flavors lingering altogether.
Bright, cheery hop aroma. Slightly crisp initial flavor which quickly gives way to a luscious sweetness. Finishes fairly clean on the palate except for a very mild lingering sweetness of light malt and yeast.
Strong aroma of fresh, green hops. Taste is a mix of hops and caramel malt. A bit to strong on the caramel malt for my taste. Finishes fairly clean/dry with lingering mix of caramel malt and green hop taste.
Strong sweet aroma of fruit and a sweet treat. Flavor has a crisp bite from hops intermixed with malt and yeast, that gives saliva glands a kick and immediately becomes mouth-watering. Aftertaste is a mild one of hops in background with a bit of mild malt taste. Overall finish is very dry.
Faint fruit juice aroma. Taste continues the juice impression, but combined with a mild IPA in the background. Finishes with some light malt flavors, a bit of hop bitterness, and the slight grapefruit juice taste.
Rated at the edge of being old. Canned 2/9/2022, tasted on 7/28/2022.
Clean crisp aroma of hops and a bit of yeast sweetness. First taste slices through the palate cleanly with a hoppy edge and mild caramel malt sweetness right behind it. Finishes cleanly with a nice yeast flavor showing up, again supported by hop bitterness and mild caramel malt. Amazing flavor balance of all three with a full flavor punch that somehow doesn’t feel too heavy.
5 out of 5 stars.
Craft beer and homebrew from a Michigan perspective.