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Power & Light

August, 2016
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
19 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This is a smooth, soft, subtle beer that would go down easy on a hot summer day. A hint of sulfur is first noted but that quickly dissipates and gives way to a floral, almost rose-like aroma paired with a light grainy, doughy malt and a touch of sweet honey as it warms. Continental-style hops come out with big floral notes (rose, violet, jasmine) and a peppery spice note tagging along towards the end. The clean bitterness supports the beer while not overwhelming the delicacy of it. The finish is commendable; there is an impressive clean, crisp finish that is the mark of a true craftsman. While not an over-the-top hop bomb that is so popular these days, this beer is one to seek out in order to truly admire the technical merit and craftsmanship in craft beer and brewing.

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