is a beer thatís aesthetically English, an image that would reinforce
itself later on the palate. Itís a reddish copper color, with striking
clarity, fine cascading carbonation, and a soft adequate white foam.
get the smooth sweetness of the caramel malts immediately in the aroma, a
light toastiness. The malts are also accompanied by a floral citric
hoppiness, reasserting this beerís roots in the Pacific Northwest.
I mentioned thereís a further English feel to the palate, falling
somewhere between medium and full-bodied, with a firm robustness, and an
unchallenging easy drinking smoothness. There is carbonation, but to a
much lesser extent, while it does turn a little foamy towards the end.
malt and sweetness impart the initial taste impressions, with a sugar
candy that runs into a toffee, caramel, light-estery, toasted middle. The
hop strikes a fine but subtle balance throughout, adding a light dryness,
before unleashing its full citric bitterness and pleasant astringency in