In an effort to lighten up my beer list a bit, I included in my last haul something on the lower end of the ABV spectrum.
Beer Name: No Parking Citra Pale Ale
Brewery: Sketchbook Brewing Company (Evanston, IL)
Style: American Pale Ale
Description: A sessionable Pale Ale brewed with Citra hops and mixture of five different malts.
Appearance: Poured a see-through golden amber body topped by a wispy bubbly white lacing.
Smell: Faint hints citrus fruits and cracker malts.
Taste: A little bit of citrusy sweetness to start, followed by light crackery malt and finally a huge rush of resinous blend of piney and earthy hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: It had a sticky, just shy of medium body. The carbonation level was slightly above average with a particularly effervescent finish.
Hype: I picked up (and drank) this beer during the wave of Extreme Beer Fest brews that hit the Boston area a few weeks ago, so I guess slightly elevated?
Overall: It was a decent enough low-ABV offering overall, but I personally found the finish to be a bit for my preferences much as the carbonation served to accentuate what was an already assertive level of bitterness. I know there are people out there that absolutely love that, so this one’s for them.