I’ve never heard of this brewery, so I was curious to see how it was. Let’s crack it open.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Haters Gonna Hate is an extra-strong interpretation of our flagship beer Lug Tread, which is a Kölsch-style lagered ale. Tropical aromas and a mildly ‘catty’ character are contributed with the addition of some Nelson-Sauvin hops. Haters Gonna Hate is a tribute to the very first batch of Lug Tread, which ended up getting accidentally imperialized – that is, brewed to higher strength and intensity – due to some faulty beer-making equipment. The results were super tasty and ended up winning ‘Best of the Fest’ at the Golden Tap Awards. Ten years later, we’ve recreated this happy accident with Haters Gonna Hate. Haters Gonna Hate is unfiltered, strong, and has a golden orange hue. The aroma suggests funky tropical fruits such as mango or papaya, and is also enhanced with some mildly musky Nelson Sauvin hops. A clean malt presence allows for full display of the hop-driven fruit flavours and balanced moderate-to-high bitterness.”
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The beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was very floral and fragrant with some pilsner malt. The taste had a little bit of funk with flower petals and mineral water. It had some tropical fruit as well with mango. The alcohol was well-hidden. It had a moderately thick body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy and floral. A bottle of this was $8.99, which came to $.41 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer a lot and the label being adorable was just a bonus. If you see this on the shelf, I would give it a shot.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0