NOTES: Draft @ J. Clyde in Birmingham
APPEARANCE: Cloudy gold
HEAD: Big, pillowy white head that lasted throughout the drink
LACING: Splotchy, but clings tenaciously
NOSE: Very interesting…a boatload of citrus from the hops hits you immediately. Grapefruit and lemons and maybe a little tangerine. After the hop aroma fades, your left with a yeasty, funky, sour aroma that smells more like a traditional Hefe. Backing it all up is a subtle, baked biscuit smell.
TASTE: Strangely, the hops have very little presence in the taste. They only reveal themselves in a slight bitterness in the finish. The flavor is somewhere between a Hefe and a Saison. It’s a touch sour and dry, with a little farmhouse funkiness and plenty of biscuity malt throughout.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied, but drinks lighter than that due to the overwhelming carbonation. It’s dry and sparkly like champagne.
DRINKABILITY: Actually, not bad. It’s a fairly light, fairly refreshing brew and despite the name, it isn’t nearly as hoppy as advertised. If nothing else, it’s certainly an interesting beer.
RATING: 3 Hops