Three Floyds Brewing Company
Hopped In Half Pilsner
Czech Pilsener
22oz, Single
Thin bright white head dusts the surface, meager lacing. Shiny gold color with a semi-metallic sheen, large amount of bubbles throughout but no beads, spotless and transparent. The nose is clean with a focus on orange citrus, unprocessed grains, hay, pine and a touch of quinine, peach pit and apple accents, sticks around pretty well given its on the whole tactful presentation. Medium-bodied and perhaps fuller than many for the style, creates pleasing downwards pressure. More citrusy here with lemon joining the orange, sweetening aspect. Hint of corn syrup. The grains get to breadiness but not in an overtly yeasty manner, retains a crisp mouth feel. Carbonation is a light too fine but brings consistent prickle and tingle. Any fruit mainly apple, apricot, maybe melon, nothing close to tropical. Would benefit from a drier finish, instead the general sweetness accrues. Easy to drink and you could easily finish a bomber without really noticing. Not a beer going for "wow" factor but not quite traditionally fashioned either, a good twist on the theme.
4 out of 5