Appearance: brilliant golden straw hues under a billow brilliant bready white head which fades with lace that persistently crawls up the sides of my glass. Head settles into a solid blanket. Swirls airy and lacey.
Nose: yeasty, doughy, spicy, hoppy, and orangey. Orange pith and skin, lemon rind. Melon sweetness – cantaloupe. Banana peel. Cut grass damp with dew drops. Raw ginger roots.
Palate: spicy. Fruit skins. White pepper. Green banana peel, lemon peel, mandarin peel, ginger root. Sage and rosemary; dried herbs and dried grass. Burlap sacks full of dry cut hay. Coconut husks raw in front and toasted in the back. Lovely. Spicy hops than herbal hops – dried.
Final Thoughts: I loved it. I’ve heard many good things about the Urthel beers and while Hop-It is just my second, happy tasting times lay head. Yum!
(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)