3 Sheeps Brewing Co.
First Kiss (Imperial India Pale Ale With Wildflower Honey)
American Double/Imperial IPA
Wisconsin
8.2%
12oz, 6-Pack
$9.79
Finger plus of frothy orange tinted tan, lots of craters and dimples, slow and measured dissolve, multitude of thin, long streaks with good staying power. Filmy liquid yet clear enough to see the particulate suspended within, rich bronzed color, only a few bubbles to be seen. Heavyset nose of honey, mocha, biscotti, pine tar, orange reduction, the damp leafiness consistent without pushing everything to the side, the pineapple, papaya, peach fruit scents could use some separation and clarity. Full-bodied with little carbonation so it feels plush and inactive. On the sweet side with that honey to molasses element, flower water, cocoa/mocha, scone, malts given freedom to play. The tangelo, pink grapefruit citrus juicy with minimal bite. The is some booziness (not burn) to it which contributes to a reduced, syrupy feel in the pineapple, mango, nectarine to peach fruit. In the end it comes across a jolly portly fellow without a bad word for anyone, you'd glad to sit on a stool next to him.
4 out of 5


Edited by Marc Hanes (11-19-2017 18:09:12)