Rotating hop series (brewed for can at Andean) features woody Amarillo variety. Soft-tongued moderation provides sunny lemon-grapefruit-peach tang above wheat cracker spine. Dry pine hops soak up celery-watered salting at its lightly soured citrus finish.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, streamlined grapefruit, orange and pineapple tang retains hard-candied center, light crystal malt creaming and light floral bouquet. Lightly lingering citric hop bittering (Simcoe-Mosaic-Eldorado varietals) highlights fusel 8.9% ABV astringency.
On tap at Biggie’s, heady American Amber Ale brings sharp phenol hop bittering and ethyl alcohol astringency to briskly spiced red-orange-yellow fruitiness above toasted rye malt base.
Marking its one year anniversary, leisurely limited edition 2016 amber ale takes easygoing approach as subtly phenol-hopped grapefruit, pineapple, orange and passionfruit tang rises above caramelized crystal malting as brown-sugared raisin nuance fades away with nary a trace.
Dry-hopped jet black Cascadian Dark Ale’s cask-like soft tone lightens dark chocolate influence as well as dried-fruited raisin, fig and date nuances and latent black currant snip.