Tioga-Sequoia Brewing 'Mt. Whitney XPA' Xtra Pale Ale

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Tioga-Sequoia Brewing 'Mt. Whitney XPA' Xtra Pale Ale. 5% abv. 58 IBU. Hazy golden color. Rich foamy white head. Outstanding retention and lacing. Nose of fruity hop bouquet, light malt, sweet bread, notes of spice. Front taste of bitter floral hops, citrus peel, faint tropical on the back. Aftertaste of grapefruit rind, bright bitter fruity hops, botanical, dry end. Light-medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, somewhat thick, coats the tongue, resiny.

This is an excellent beer. The complex hop profile is tall, bitter, fresh, flowery, fruity, creating an amazing aroma and taste. The malt is slightly sweet at the front with a clean, dry finish. If you like beers with a bitter hop bite weaved with a mix of bright flavors, you will enjoy this pale ale. Highly recommended.

From the brewery:

"Mt Whitney XPA (Xtra Pale Ale) is our take on a non-traditional American Pale Ale. Our XPA has a very low use of colored malts, which makes this pale finish dryer and accentuates the hop profile and aroma to the fullest. Traditional Cascade hops are at its core, but we feature 'XTRA' amounts of Citra, Amarillo, and CTZ in the back end and in the dry hop for a modern take on this classic style. The idea with this newer breed of Pale is to have a year round session option that is hoppy and can appeal to both our classic and modern craft beer drinker."
[source: tiogasequoia.com]

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