The day after graduation and a long day of job applications because this recent graduate needs to find employment!
Appearance: Amber color with a bit of an orange undertone. 1/2 of an inch tan colored head, foamy and does not dissipate while it sits there. Slightly hazy, but you can still see the carbonation rising. Lacing on the side of the glass.Aroma: Most prominent addition to the aroma are the citrus hops. It also has a outdoorsy/pine like small. Complemented by some biscuity and caramel undertones. As it warms you can begin to smell a bit of alcohol at the end.
Taste: Light sweetness that is conveyed through bready and caramel malt. Lots of honey and caramel flavoring that makes it have a kind of wort-like, under attenuated flavor. The malt body is quite mellow and it is subsequently balanced by the bite from hops. Finishes with the dry bitterness from a combination of pine-like hops and orange peel.
Mouthfeel: Has a smooth medium body and although the carbonation starts off pretty adequate but it only took about 30-45 min to completely go flat. Doesn't leave a bad aftertaste but it does have a drying effect.
Overall Impression: Although this brew went flat pretty fast, the most of the flavors are still present (couldn't get that in a macro-brew) and it is ok to finish once it warms. Tim thinks that this was originally an amber-style ale that was then dry-hopped after.