by Andrew Orantes
There are few beers that I have encountered that are as aptly named as this one. This beast of a beer is the love child of hops and alcohol in its rebellious years, a monster of hops packing a punch of more hops balanced out with mellower hops with a touch of sweet creamy maltyness.
Up front this beer pours the beautiful color of liquid gold, but still light in viscosity with sweetness in the nose and creaminess in the head that would make a person expect a well balanced Imperial IPA.
This is all a ruse.
This beer is a bombshell of lemony earthiness with a wallop of naughty hopping I have only tasted in two other beers, and this beat them out impressively. The initial thought that this beer might be a big boozy Imperial IPA goes only as far as it touching your tongue. The booziness of this beer is over looked by the intense bitterness of its hops followed closely by a floral flavor, bordering specifically on lavender.
All in all, this beer is one bad ass brew that can best be described as a palette bruiser on a crash course intended to burn your tongue with resinous hops that will linger in your memory for quite some time. Enjoy it, because it will enjoy you no matter what.
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