Mail Truck

Connecticut
United States
Mail Truck, Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Mail Truck is a brewery favorite for its punchy flavor and relative low alcohol content. Heavily hopped with new American hops and graced by the lovely Cascade as well, Mail Truck is fruity, leaning heavily towards grapefruit rind and pulp, with notes of orange juice from concentrate and wonderful, wonderful pine. Give this beer a lively pour to bring out all of those wonderful aromatics.

Profile

ABV: 
5.3%
IBUs: 
47
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
Cascade, El Dorado, Ekuanot
Malts: 
Two Row, Rye, Oats
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Mail Truck by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is an American Pale Ale that will be judged as such under BJCP category 18B. This beer pours a deep yellow, approaching light golden color, with mild haze, a big fluffy white head that has short retention and lots of tiny bubbles. The aroma is hop-forward mostly with a blend of citrus and topical fruit (tangelo, lime, grapefruit and strong lemon candy) along with some garden character (green pepper, floral, grassy). There is also a low grainy malt with a mild caramel character. The flavor doesn’t offer much change, but the hops lean even more towards lemon and grassy notes, which makes it come off with some light astringency. The low body doesn’t help to mask this either.