|Brewery||Denver Beer Co.|
Best Quote During Tasting
I'm not sure what to think of Kenny Rogers.
|Aroma - Amazingly bright citrus and tropical fruit notes from the hops dominate when you hold your nose to the glass. Some pine sneaks in the back but this one is definitely a tropical fruit (peach, tangerine, pineapple and the usual suspect, grapefruit) bomb. There are some wheat bread notes and subtle sweetness from the malts as well.|
|Appearance - This clear, light gold beer comes topped with a firm white cap of foam that clings to the glass. The head starts a finger high and while it goes down to a quarter inch high, it never fully leaves.|
|Flavor - The hop flavor hits the front of your tongue with those same fruits that you can smell (mostly peach in my opinion but the others are all there, too). There is just a bit of grassiness that can be attributed to the hops as well. The malts do a great job of keeping this one close to balanced but it definitely leans to the bitter side by a decent margin. The bitterness in the beer hits the back of your tongue pretty hard and while it's not unpleasant, there's no mistaking that there are some IBUs packed into this one. It finishes semi-dry.|
|Mouthfeel - The carbonation is actually quite bright and just above medium. The body of the beer is right in the mid-range and works well with the carbonation.|
|Overall Impression - I picked this one up while in Denver recently as a mixed 12 pack at a gas station. I must say that I didn't expect much but was very pleasantly surprised. It's got to be hard for a beer to stand out in a city like Denver with the dozens and dozens of breweries throughout the city. You could probably blindly point to a beer list at a nice bar in Denver and find a beer that blows your mind. While this one doesn't blow your mind, per se, it's damn good and I'd definitely order it again.|