To Øl Frost Bite

I have become a “Real Housewives” fan. I normally hate trashy television, but this is so dramatic that it cracks me up. My favorite is Erika from the Beverly Hills edition. She is so blunt and so real that it’s amazing. This has no relation to the beer, but I just had to get it out there.


ABV: 6%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to, “This american pale ale brewed with orange peel and pine needles is so frosty that it needs to be stored cold and may bite if you touch it. This beer is all about the balance (not the bass). Imagine the flavours of pine needles and orange peel. Now imagine the same flavours only represented by Aurora, Citra, Tettnanger, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. This hoppy dry mix of spices and hops makes for the perfect Winter American Style Pale Ale.”

Random: I will say, there is a lot of yelling on the show, which Val isn’t the biggest fan of.

This brew poured with a thick, three finger, ecru colored head. It took a long time to dissipated and left generous lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright orange in color. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was on the milder side. It had musty pine needles and orange. Malt was present as well, but manifested more like biscuit instead of sweetness. The taste had pine needles as well, and the same musty note. It had orange oil as well. Malt made an appearance, and again, was more like biscuit or cracker than overly sweet. The body was thick and alcohol was hidden. It had a lengthy finish with pine. I thought this beer was alright, but nothing special, especially for $8 a bottle ($.67 per ounce).

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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