Spectacle Island is perhaps the easiest Harbor Island to visit, with regular ferries running between city and shore. It carries a storied history that includes farming, a series of functioning businesses, and a conservation-focused rebirth following its role as a receiving site for topsoil excavated from the Big Dig. Spectacle Island is the highest point in the Boston Harbor, with five miles of walking trails, sand beaches, and a sea kayaking area, all culminating in spectacular views of the city skyline and the surrounding islands.
Pouring an eye catching, golden orange hue with above average haze, Spectacle Island IPA’s signature Galaxy hop provides a distinctively tropical nose with aromatics of ripe pineapple, evergreen tips, Meyer lemon peel and fresh squeezed orange. These flavors build on the palate with pronounced notes of tangelo pulp, melon rind, and yellow nectarine underlined by a touch of biscuity malt. A fleck of pine provides a light balancing bite while a fuller, pillowy mouthfeel lends itself to a soft, smooth finish. Show Less