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This is the 2015 Spring Seasonal. I was a bit suspect that it wouldn’t be much of an IPA or Lager but it walks the line excellently. At 7% ABV, its got the kick of an IPA and easy drinkability of a Lager.
Pours: Clear, dark golden, with medium carbonation and a one and a half finger head. There is a nice lacing as the head dissipates within the first few minutes.
Smells: Notes of citrus, pine, and grassy fields. As the beer warms, traces of malt start popping up.
Tastes: Pine and citrus immediately hit you with a touch of bitterness, which then in turn fade very smoothly into malty sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Light and easy, a medium and refreshing level of carbonation.
Value: At $1.69/single at Publix, a great beer for the price!
Drinkability: You are definitely able to drink a few of these before the alcohol sneaks up on you! Great for a hot summer day.
Overall: This is an excellent beer. It takes the best of both the light and refreshing aspects of a lager and blends them with a high alcohol content and more intense flavors of an IPA. This has a decidedly more a Lager feel however, but the 55 IBU’s do add a nice kick. I give this a 9/10!