Sunday, August 16, 2015

Lagunitas Equinox

This is an 8.0% ABV pale oat ale from the Lagunitas Brewing Company of Petaluma, California (and now with a brewery in Chicago, Illinois). It has 50 IBU's. They first brewed this beer in 1995.

The beer pours a very light amber in color. There is about an inch of tight, white, foamy head that leaves curtains of lacing down the glass. The aroma is fruity, redolent of oranges, tangy, passion fruit, all over toasted malt with a light caramel tinge. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes, but upping the passion fruit and adding in guava. The beer drinks much more ripe and lush than the aromas. The finish is lightly to moderately bitter. The beer drinks smooth and round, with a tingle of carbonation. This is a nice American pale ale.

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