Tasted Sunday afternoon after my first 10 mile run in over 2 months. Reviewed after cooking up some Indian lentils and enjoying the sun on the porch. Thanks to Tom Bergman from the Highland Park Binny's for recommending this unfamiliar beer/brewery to me!
Aroma: Floral and slightly grassy with a touch of honey to compose a slight malt base. Some faint phenols are present at the end of the nose, complimented with a mild yeast undertone. Relatively clean and fresh smelling.
Taste: First I get notes of honey alongside a rich floral alpha acid derived grassiness. This is equally paralleled by some pine present throughout. The flavor is extremely fresh. The end, however, permeates a different character, revolving around sweet orange peel and coriander. This encourages a burst of bitter fruit skin complexity and zest. The finish is predominantly bitter with a grassy bitterness in the aftertaste that interestingly reminds me of biting into a grapefruit peel.
Overall Impression: Fresh all the way. The malt is second to that of the hops which start in the aroma as floral, but sensationally reminiscent of orange peels as it nears the finish. I'd say characteristics of pine, grass, lemon, orange zest and grapefruit are all applicable to this beer. Above all else, refreshing, clean, crisp and choked with flavor. I'd come back to this again.