I just reviewed this a couple of days before I went to the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival, and low and behold, there it was when I got there!The (very cool) label seems to feature a fire twirler on it? I know (knew) a fire flinger, and I’ll just say, he’s a few dim knives short a load… But apparently, according to his social media accounts, his mad welding skills dropped panties like you wouldn’t believe! Because nothing gets the ladies all hot and heavy like welding! Not good looks, a personality, financial stability, intelligence… Nope… Welding! Mention anything about how you run a 7018 rod and just marvel at the women literally tripping over each other to hear all about it! I can’t possibly be more sarcastic right now! Exclamation points! The pour is a perfectly clear, brassy amber with a good finger of off-white bubbly foam. Has some pretty thick curtain lacing sticking to the glass.
The smells are fresh and invigorating. Pine sap, peaches, radish, and orange rind over a light grain background. Decent!
The tastes are bold and woodsy. Pine sap, radish, earth tones (soil, bark mulch), and mixed citrus bitters with a faint cracker grain. Hop forward indeed. Tis ight.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp with good carbonation. Flavors skirt the edge of the palate leaving mostly piney aftertastes.
3.5/5 Another pale ale down, this time a piney one. It’s good, but I doubt I’ll be back for more as it doesn’t have any real features to set it apart from the litany of piney pales out there. I’ll get their other beers first which are far superior imo, like their Pilsner, which is fucking TOPS.