Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Belgium Fat Tire and Friends Fat Hoppy Ale

The New Belgium Brewing Company is from Fort Collins, Colorado. Fat Tire is their flagship ale, and to celebrate their 25th anniversary they collaborated with several breweries to make different versions of the beer, and released them in a Fat Tire and Friends 12 pack. This is a 6.0% ABV collaboration with the Firestone Walker Brewing Company. It uses Mosaic, Citra, and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

The beer pours amber and copper colored. There is nearly an inch of thick, foamy off-white head. The aroma is a blast of tropical and musky hops. There is mango, mango skin, passion fruit, very ripe melon, and some dankness. The taste follows the aromas, big, round, ripe, tropical, fruity, musky, dank, delicious. The finish is dry with moderate bitterness. The beer drinks smooth, with a tingle of carbonation. This is absolutely delicious!

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