Harpoon Fresh Tracks Spring Pale Ale

Today’s selection is a Spring seasonal from Harpoon that I did in fact have in Spring, despite that I post 6 months ahead of time. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6.2%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Here at Harpoon we’re all about Loving Beer and Loving Life. We’re not afraid of the snow or sleet or anything spring throws at us – we’re about getting outside with friends and embracing the day. Hibernation be damned, come join us as we make fresh tracks of our own! Hop forward without being bitter, this single hop Pale Ale showcases the piney, citrusy character of Centennial hops. Bright and golden, light and drinkable, the subtle malt flavor lets the hops shine.”

Random: My smallest cat tried to get a bumblebee that was outside of the window.

The beer poured with a quarter of a finger of white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was clear and dark yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose was very light with a hint of metal and some biscuit malt. The taste was a bit more complex, but not by much. It started with some biscuit malt that provided a bit of sweetness as well. It had a slight toasty character as well that transitioned into orange zest and grass. The body was light with just enough carbonation. It had a quick finish with grass. I have no idea as to how much this cost, since I received it as a gift, but it was an easy drinking pale. It’s not going to blow your mind, but would make for a good beer to introduce someone to craft.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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