Liquid Sunshine Blonde AleJuly 1, 2011 Sacramento, CA
Hoppy Brewing Co.
Available: CA, OR, FL, OH (IL to come)
Currently, our company is growing our full service brewpub here in Sacramento, while at the same time self-distributing our products to retailers in the Sacramento area. We are brewing all of our products here in Sacramento and have 10 products on tap here at the brewpub.
Original gravity: 1048
This is a beer that looks just like its name, with a brassy golden hue and a faint white head that slides to the side of the glass. Slightly skunky aromas of overripe limes and lemons mingle with a grainy sweetness. The flavors follow suit with a light citrus presence and a malty sweetness that ends with a sour lemony bitterness. The mouthfeel is slightly velvety and lightly carbonated, helping to make this beer finish as smooth as a summer day.
- Lisa Morrison
Here’s a beer to perk you up after a long, hot summer’s day. Pouring bright, pale and golden, it looks refreshing for a start, and then the aroma sets the tastebuds tingling with anticipation as juicy citrus hop notes – grapefruit and orange to the fore – leap from the glass. To add to the refreshment, the carbonation is slightly raised and this works well with the zesty citrus and pine notes in the taste, where sweetness plays second fiddle to a dry bitterness. A lively, crisp beer with a dry, pithy finish.
- Jeff Evans
Lisa Morrison, aka The Beer Goddess, writes about beer whenever she can and also gets to talk about it on a weekly radio show in her hometown of Portland, OR.
Author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide and The Book of Beer Knowledge, Jeff Evans is an eight-time editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and one of Britain's best-known beer writers.
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