Brewery: Austin Beerworks
Style: American Pale Ale (18B)
Package: 16oz Can
Purchased: Beer to-go!
Canned Date: 4/23/2020
Consumed Date: 5/19/2020
Details From the Brewer
A virtual collaboration with our dear friends at @stelmobrewing. Lots of pineapple and coconut flavor with a squeaky clean finish. Like stepping out of the shower after using tropical body wash.
Aroma – 7/12
Moderate amounts of orange citrus and mango hit the nose first. There’s an equal floral component with a bit of resiney pine and woody hop notes as well. Some grainy dough and light bread crust. No alcohol presence.
Appearance – 3/3
A deep yellow with a touch of gold hue. Pours brilliantly clear, but a slight haze is created when the can is roused. A stark white head made up of fine and small bubbles makes up a 3cm head with great retention. Some lacing as well.
Flavor – 13/20
Citrus and an overripe mango hit the tongue first at a medium level. A woody and resin note fills in shortly after. There’s lower notes of pineapple, and wildflower come out in the midtaste with an assertive bitterness. Low levels of cracker and bread crust malt character are present. Some soapiness towards the end of the taste. The fruity flavors linger on the finish.
Mouthfeel – 4/5
Moderate carbonation hits the roof of the mouth. Medium bodied throughout the taste. There’s a touch of astringency on tongue during the finish.
Overall Impression – 7/10
A fine pale ale. There’s some nice hop flavors going on up front. Towards the midtaste, the hop character gets a bit muddled and doesn’t quite mesh well together. For calling it hazy, consumers at this point expect haze in suspension for at least a month.
Rating – 34/50
Austin Beerworks is really aiming for the pandemic label awards here. These die cut stickers are something special. I really hope to see more separate release collaborations from local breweries in the future.