Saturday, September 24, 2011

Clifford ~ Northampton Brewery

Appearance: clear oranges under a solid off-white head. Hint of lace as she swirls nicely.

Nose: hops, hops, and more hops – blood and mandarin oranges, citrus – bright and rindy. Vibrant green grass blades. Pink grapefruit.

Palate: orange and grapefruit are fleshy and fresh with a nice long finish of skin, rind, and pith, leaving mouth parched and wanting for more. Green grass. Grapefruit of all varieties dominate. Leaves lots of lace in its wake.

Final Thoughts: second only to the Eclipse from Northampton was Clifford. Unfortunately I was only able to savor this hoppy delight as a taster since the next time we stopped in for grub and beers, Clifford had left the building thanks to other equally thirsty patrons. 

(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)

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