I just finished a book on Jonestown. I watched a documentary on Jonestown once, but it didn’t convey how bananas the whole situation truly was. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.
Style: American Imperial/Double IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “One of the newest installments of our ‘8 is the New 5’ series, SMOOOOTH was generously hopped with Citra and Mosaic hops, giving it a great balance of citrus vibes including notes of grapefruit and pineapple and a finish that provides mild pine and slight hop resin. SMOOOOTH has a gorgeous golden hue, showcasing a beautiful, orange haze while remaining easy-drinking and refreshing!”
Random: This beer uses Citra and Mosaic hops.
The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated quickly, but left a small crown and some lacing on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and bright yellow with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was pungent and came through with a generous dose of tropical fruit along with white pepper. I couldn’t smell any booze to this one. The taste started with tropical fruits as well. I picked up a lot of guava. It had some mango as well. The next thing that I noticed was an alcohol bite, which was a bit too much for me. There was some sweet malt at the end to balance out the sip. The body was on the medium side for the style with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy with tropical fruit. I thought this was a good beer, but not the best I’ve ever had. Still, it’s worth a try.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0