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During my trip to California, I picked up a few beers to have in the hotel room. Although I was there for 2 weeks, I didn’t get to try much since I had the flu for half of my time there. This was the first beer I tried and they don’t have distribution to New Jersey. Let’s see how it was.

mesohoney

ABV: 5.5%

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer is smooth with lingering tastes of honey. It is made right here in Poway from wild flowers and cloves. This is a very drinkable beer for both the novice craft beer drinker to the experienced triple IPA beer guy. We have gone through kegs of this beer already.”

Random:

The beer poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass, albeit not much. The body was cloudy and bright golden orange in color. There was soda-like carbonation visible. On the nose, I got huge amounts of floral honey and light citrus (ripe clementines). A cracker quality was there too, I assumed from the yeast. The taste was a bit different. I got the same floral honey note first and then orange oil, almost like a furniture cleaner. The citrus wasn’t intense, but provided a counterbalance to the honey. It had orange rind too. The sip finished with biscuit. It had a thin body with high carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet from the honey. The bomber was $6.99 ($.32 per ounce), which was quite affordable. I thought this beer was pretty good, although more than a bomber would have been too much of the orange oil note that I got. Despite that, if you see it, it’s worth a shot.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0