Back East Summer Ale

Connecticut
United States
Back East Summer Ale beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Back East Summer Ale is light in color, slightly cloudy, and delicate in body but packed with hoppy goodness.  Brewed and dry-hopped with a blend Citra, Galaxy, and Simcoe hops, it is assertively hopped but not overly bitter, yet bursts with fruity, spicy, and herbal hop overtones.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
Hops: 
Citra, Galaxy, Simcoe
Judges Review 
Dan Martich's picture
Judges Rating:
80
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer pours a deep straw yellow color with a crystal clarity that's second to none. Its white foamy head and excellent retention invites you to take in its aroma of moderate citrus, grapefruit and low piney hop notes. The malt aroma comes through as a bready and warm glazed doughnut character, followed by an earthy hop character of leafy green, and woodsy, grassy notes as it warms. The flavor profile showcases pleasantly moderate biscuit notes, with a slight citrus lemony-grapefruit hop character that ends in a moderately-low bitterness. The finish is very dry, with a grainy aftertaste that invites you to take another sip. The body is medium, and so is the carbonation, which negates creaminess, yet still finds a puckery astringency. This is an easy-drinking Blonde Ale with a hop-forward edge that keeps your interest in having another sip.  The subtle malt character disappears the more you drink. This beer would go great with midly seasoned grilled white fish or grilled vegetables.