This Saturday is one of the first that I’ve had off in awhile. I’ll be up in New York to see Val’s family for Mother’s Day. It’s always nice to go up there and I have a feeling I’ll be making a stop at Half Time, especially since we have all the room in the house now for beers. Sunday, we’re planning on going to see my family and then on Monday, I’ll be able to tool around the house. Anyways, let’s see how this beer was that I ordered at Triumph.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: The pedigree of this hop, according to Hopunion.com is a “cross between Brewer’s Gold, Saazer – OP and Beikei No. 2 male.”
Random: I haven’t been watching much baseball lately because of work. I guess it’s for the best since my team is awful.
This beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly and left limited lacing on the pint glass. The body was a hazy orange with no carbonation visible due to the haziness. The nose had a pleasant aroma with generous citrus notes (specifically Mandarin orange) and lemongrass. The taste had lemongrass and citrus with a touch of vanilla at the end of the sip. This was definitely hop-forward without much malt, which I wasn’t complaining about. It had a medium body and light carbonation, which could have had more to improve the drinkability of this. It had a long finish with lemongrass. If you follow the blog at all, you know that this is a hop that I not only enjoy, but seek out. This beer could be one of the best I’ve had from Triumph. I would definitely have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0