Aroma: Fruity - reminiscent of ripe plums, apricots and golden raisins. Sweet candy sugar can be picked out too. Some faint spicing rounds out in the end, grains of paradise? Coriander?
Taste: Juicy! The light caramel sweetness easily compliments the rich citrus fruit bitterness derived from the West coast hops that are all too common to CA. Grapefruit juice but with the bonus of sugar sprinkled on tip to thin out the body and tartness. Very prominent tropical fruit essence with some spices that emerge in the end. The more I drink it the more I think...Coriander! Thus, minute notes of orange come through. The finish leaves a rind bitterness on the palate. Think Pineapple/mango rind.
Mouthfeel: This beer fortunately has a thinner texture to give it a feel of a near bubbling grape juice. Easy drinking and surely something that can creep up on the unsuspecting drinker. Carbonation is minimal, but enough to know it's there and to enrich the feel. Drying finish, but not resinous.
Note: A very similar flavor to DFH Aprihop but with less carbonation and even more fruity.