Yet this is not like sucking on a hop cone. You can smell the alpha acids in the head. The color is a slightly yellow orange. This is a beer where the hops are moisture-sucking, and make you almost pucker. Large amounts of citrus flavor quickly overwhelm the tongue. Still, there is more restraint in this than you would expect, as there's enough malt to quiet the rousing tangerine and mango flavors. The finish isn't overwhelmingly bitter, either; and is dangerously smooth. This is surprisingly drinkable for a 10 percent beer. It's not too heavy although it's more dense than Port's Anniversary Ale. If Shaun recovered from the Washington beer fest, perhaps he can navigate one of these and give his opinion.
4.2 of 5 stars.