The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.
The aroma was right up front with a bold hoppiness (pine, citrus and floral) along with a light grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a pronounced fruity ester (pineapple and apple).
The taste was lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus at first, and then became intensely hoppy with a huge grapefruit presence and a slight fruitiness appearing towards the finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel hoppiness lingering on for quite a while longer.
Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a dry texture and a carbonation that was just beyond soft.
Overall I found this to be a really fantastic Amber Ale with a ton of flavor and an extremely smooth and easy drinkability, which did a great job of hiding all notion of the high ABV. This is definitely a brew I will partake of again…