What goes better with beer than rainbows and witchcraft? If you said chicken wings…you are correct. While trolling the beer aisle of the local supermarket, the pentagram-esque wooden structure engulfed by hop vines on the Grateful Pale Ale bottle caught me by surprise. Although all the elements from the label strongly suggest that this is some kind of cursed witchcraft potion, I decided to roll the dice on this brew anyway.
This pale ale pours a bright, clear gold with very light carbonation and an even lighter head. The picture above was taken immediately after pouring. The aroma is dominated by fruity hops accompanied by some light floral notes. I guess this goes along with the hippy theme (which perhaps I mistook for witchery?).
The flavor profile is rather light but has a decent citrus presence and some light pine. There is also a very slight hint of spice on the finish that adds an unexpected level of complexity. The body on this pale ale is very light, making it super sessionable.
Whether you’re Harry Potter or Steve Jobs (early years hippy edition), I think you’re going to enjoy this beer. There’s a respectable amount of depth to this light, easy-drinker that makes it entertaining and refreshing. Hop in your hand-painted van (or on your broom?) and pick up this fruity treat. Peace.
- Appearance: Clear, gold
- Aroma: Fruity hops
- Flavor: Light pine and citrus, slightly spicy
- Mouthfeel: Light
- ABV: 4.7%
- Size/Price: 6pk 12 oz. / $8 – $10
- Score: 81