Appearance: blood orange under an off-white/pithy head – minimal, thanks to a headless draft pour. A thin film covers most of the beer.
Nose: orange oils and bitterness of orange skins front and center. Pine in the back with melba toast underneath. Bitter orange zips throughout. More pine needles along with some Christmas trees. Not complex but aggressive.
Palate: full and sticky, coating top of tongue and lips. Orange nectar than zest, skins, and oils. Pine trees, pine cones, and Christmas trees. Melba and caramelized crunch underneath. Orange oils mingle with freshly squeezed hop oils. Honeycomb joins the mix. Whole hop cones.
Final Thoughts: big, bold, and supremely lip-smacking delicious. Another winner from Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery.
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)