Green Bench Happy Hermit

The name of this beer is after my own heart. I’m quite the introvert, not quite hermit-like, but still, I like the name.

ABV: 4.7%

Style: American Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Silas Dent lived a simple and happy life on Cabbage Key in a hut made of palm fronds, surrounded by mangroves and wildlife with no running water and no electricity. In 1948 Dent was featured in LIFE magazine, who named him ‘The Happy Hermit of Cabbage Key.’ It was said that Dent could forecast the weather, calculate the temperature, and commune with Poseidon himself. Before his death at the age of 76 in 1952, Dent claimed that “civilization is too dangerous.” Our Happy Hermit Pale Ale is a sessionable, hop forward approach to the style that is a perfect match for a breezy St. Petersburg afternoon, and like Silas, is one of a kind.”

Random: Val bought me a mug for introverts. It’s my favorite coffee mug.

The beer poured with a four finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw-yellow color. There was a lot of carbonation visible. The nose started with a lot of mango jelly and orange zest. The taste had a lot of citrus as well. There was a lot of mango jelly, much like the nose. It had orange segments as well. There was a touch of pine as well that was quickly followed up by malt. The body was light with a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick with mango. I picked this can up for $3.99, which came to $.33 per ounce. I thought this was a nice beer, but could have used a little more depth.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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