Huge Citrus Hazy Pale – Moody Ales

From Moody Ales out of Port Moody comes their “Huge Citrus Hazy Pale”.  The beer pours a hazy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruit, melon and some sweetness in the finish.  The flavour is of melon, citrus, tropical, grapefruit, orange peel, some mild biscuit, hops bitterness and resin.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.1% with an IBU of 35.  This is a pretty cool release from Moody Ales and I hope they keep up the Hazy releases.

Commercial Description: Inspired by the hazy beers that all you kids are going crazy for these days, our brewer Sho started working on this recipe over a year ago. He had never tasted a North East Pale but decided to brew something similar. After some experimentation he landed on using typical North West hops and leaving out the oats and lactose sugar commonly used in that style. Those decisions leave us with a very juicy, well balanced beer with a lighter body than it’s North East cousins. Huge Citrus gets a massive addition of Cascade and Mosaic late in the brew, and is then dry-hopped with copious amounts of Cascade and Mosaic hops while the yeast is still active, leaving a Huge Citrus aroma and flavour – notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit, orange, grapefruit & pomelo. We used Sacc Trois yeast to ferment this beer to really increase the juicyness, hazyness and to add a bit of funk. This medium to light bodied beer is very well balanced, juicy, not sweet and VERY crushable.

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