Sunday, February 02, 2020

Fantastic Haze

Sierra Nevada Brewing (Chico, CA)
"We were in search of something fantastic. Something juicy, something hazy, something ripe with notes of mango, melon, and citrus. So we said, "Reason be damned," and filled our kettles with five hop varieties and loads of malt, oats, and wheat. Some may call that absurd. We call it absurdly fantastic."

Lots of tropicals here. I get pineapple and bitter citrus. Considering the way they loaded this thing I was expecting a much bigger presence in both alcohol and flavors. It is actually somewhat subdued and very drinkable. You could easily down two or three of these but at 9% I'll stick with just one a day.

ABV 9.0%, 40 IBU
Hops: Chinook, Azacca, Amarillo, Idaho 7, Strata
Malt: Two-row Pale, Oats, Wheat
Yeast: Ale Yeast