Its finally here! After months of teasers, guessing, and even an online poll (conducted by yours truly!), Hoyne’s Fall surprise is finally here. And wouldn’t you know it, they’ve chosen to go with a pale ale. And not just any pale ale, mind you. Apparently, this ale is of the “wet-hopped” variety, a process whereby the hops used are not dried beforehand.
What’s more, the varieties used are locally sourced from Sartori farms BC in fact, and include the ever popular Cascade and Centennial varieties. The result is a floral and herbal pale ale with a mild citrus kick and a very smooth flavor. And above all, it’s very drinkable, goes down easy, but still delivers a very appetizing, well-rounded flavor.
Appearance: Ruby amber hue, clear and good amount of foam
Nose: Subtle hop scent, notes of citrus and floral traces
Taste: Very smooth malts giving way to slightly bitter, mild citrus and herbal bite
Aftertaste: Dry bitterness slowly giving way to clean finish
Overall, the wife and I were very impressed. Which is good, considered we waited some uncomfortable months for it’s release! Once again, Hoyne, you’ve hit it out of the park. You better have this one in growlers soon because I want to secure as much as I can before you cease production on this one!