This is a lightbodied, hop-forward pale ale. Copious amounts of Cascade hops late in the brewing process, and another huge dry hop addition in the fermenter will remind craft beer lovers what they love about this style. The intense hop aroma will make you think IPA, but the bitterness is dialed back to showcase the characteristics of this classic hop variety. And at 5.5% ABV, you can enjoy a few of them.
Sometimes ordering an IPA is too much of a bitterness commitment, this is when the pale ale alternative becomes a great choice. Instead of showcasing hop bitterness this pale ale emphasizing piney and citrusy hoppy flavors and aromas. To provide the beer with a back bone there is a pleasant lightly toasted bread flavor and subtle toffee sweetness. Although the emphasis is on hop flavor, the bitterness is still evident just more restrained than an IPA.