Efficiently blending red ale-like amber grain toasting with citric IPA-styled pining, smooth medium body never fails to delight. Resinous pine sap lingers atop sweet orange peel, zesty grapefruit, grilled pineapple and juicy mango fruiting. Light baguette bottom underscores tropical resilience.
Smooth nitro-like flow suits mild dark chocolate and coffee tones usually reserved for dry stouts. Dry nuttiness leans toward the bitter side, but molasses-sugared pumpernickel breading provides reluctant sweetness and dried-fruited citrus snip wavers faraway.
Blandly pleasant pilsner-malted dry body (dedicated to Dallas Stars hockey legend, Mike Modano) lets sour lemon rot seep into dank Perle/ Tettnang hop musk, raw maize-oats parch and murky floral citrus sweetness without much pizzazz.