Last beer tried before leaving Mountain Time. Respectable response to SMASH challenge: foamy white head, thick haze of dry-hop particles; abundant grapefruit-piney-weedy complexity eked out of the CTZ hop; plain-but-healthy bread malt base.Canned last yr.
Purchased at Ace Hardware & Element OutfittersEarned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 65) badge!
Solid but pedestrian character. Tinge of sourness in the aroma. Reasonable piney/fruity hop notes & smooth gold malt; lingering bitter finish. Just doesn't rise to any kind of exciting level.
Purchased at Ace Hardware & Element OutfittersEarned the To Go Please (Level 3) badge! Earned the For the Can (Level 6) badge!
Crisp well-balanced Citra bomb, welcoming and agreeable, like putting on comfortable old clothes. Continues to offer rugged good cheer even as it warms up. A NEIPA friend who has your back--no temperamental diva here.
Purchased at Ace Hardware & Element OutfittersEarned the Photogenic Brew (Level 51) badge!
Bracing 100 IBU, like drinking from a mineral-rich spring.Solid ABV, malt balance. All local ingredients, intense weedy burst of Idaho7 hops.Tastes best when quite well-chilled, given not a lot of nuance to lose & nice to boost that "refreshing" effect.
Purchased at Fred Meyer