Friday, July 28, 2017

Forager Urban Hops Pale Ale

Forager Urban Hops Pale Ale. 5.6% ABV. 35 IBU, Forager Brewing, Rochester, MN.

And now on to crowler #3 (of 4) from my recent visit to Forager. I got a taste of it, but not a full pint. Dave went all the way and was wowed. Now, it's my turn for a full 25 ounces or so and get the big picture on Urban Hops.

Thoroughly and completely hazed, bold orange hue, long-lasting off-white head.

In the nose: Ah! Yes! Bright and brilliantly fruity, mango, pineapple, papaya, tangerine, a cornucopia of the tropical and citric, in that order. Very low bitterness in this.

In the mouth: Mmm. Quite nice. Moderate bitterness boards the palate, and is swiftly met by more of that fruit. Lush malt, medium mouthfeel. Very refreshing. Absolutely lovely. This would make anybody's picnic.

Bursting with mango, melon and tropical fruit aromas. Thick and juicy with gentle bitterness. A light malt body allows the citra hops to take center stage in this world renowned new approach to a pale ale.

That's what I ripped from Untappd. The label reads differently: "American Pale Ale. Classic English malt blends beautifully with citra hops creating flavors and aromas of mandarin oranges, tangerines, and melon. As the summer heat sets in, crush on this session pale ale." 

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