TGIF: Enter The Space Age
Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.
And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.
With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.
This week why don’t your try…
SPACE AGE SUNSHINE – FLYING MONKEY’S
Like many IPAs, the appearance is an inviting hazy gold, almost closer to orange juice. That first pour is capped by three fingers of dense white head. Look for plenty of spidery lacing that clings to the glass and orbits the edges.
As for the initial smell, expect tropical aromas (in a big way). Those aromas are augmented heavily by tastes of grapefruit and lemon, when you first take a sip. That leads to a juicy sunset-hued rogue wave of tropical-fruit flavors featuring clean Ekuanot hops, creamy tropical fruits of Sabro hops, resiny Idaho 7 evergreen hints, and full force vanilla beams.
Moreover, Space Age is medium-thick bodied, with carbonation emerging moderately. That level of carbonated sparkle plays well with the flavors. The finish is dry, and that sharp dryness permeates right to the end.
Overall, Space Age Sunshine presents a plethora of tropical flavors, distinct orange juiciness and touches of creamsicle for some added complexity. Best paired with a choice from the grill, if you are enjoying with a meal.
Under the Hood
ABV 11.6% alc./vol. | IBUs 60
Malts: 2-Row Pale Malt, Wheat Malt, Oat Malt, Golden Naked Oats
Hops: Ekuanot, Idaho7, Sabro
Grab Space Age Sunshine from Flying Monkey’s!