Wicked Weed Brewing
Incandescent (Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale Fermented With Smoked Pineapple And Jalapeno) (Canvas Series)
American Wild Ale
North Carolina
16.9oz, Single
Whipped up and extremely airy head, sizzles off almost as you pour it, bright white while it's there, zero lacing. The liquid is a coppery orange, sparkling and spotlessly clear during the first pour then hazy when you get closer to the bottle bottom, filled with huge bubbles which more or less stay in beads. The nose has a metallic touch, more like smelling the grill itself than the smoke itself, the pineapple comes through well, the jalapeno a bit less so, tarry earth, maybe some peach in there too yet overall the nose seems mute. Full-bodied, plenty of sourness right off the bat and here there's smokiness in spades, burnt bacon grease, tar and asphalt, close to acrid. That smokiness does indeed permeate the pineapple as advertised. The jalapeno dulled here as well, perhaps the barrel aging sapped it of strength, adds most of the kick through the finish. The barrel flavors more toasty than sweet. Curiously, there's not much pucker at the end, perhaps because the arch sourness throughout has acclimated the palate. Was interesting to try but that's the extent of it.
3 out of 5

Edited by Marc Hanes (02-23-2019 08:32:57)