@arrowlodgebrew Pinball Wizard Hazy India Pale Ale. 6.7% with Citra, Nelson and Amarillo hops.
My fourth different beer from Arrow Lodge, this one is a lower octane single hazy IPA with an attractive hop profile. The can art is pretty and who doesn’t love pinball? It’s dark yellow and/or light orange in the glass, but hazy it is not. Cloudy, dirty or slightly unfiltered sure, but definitely not anywhere close to being hazy. The nose is very light with faint (and honestly almost non-existent) notes of floral hops and white wine-esque sweet grapes. To be quite frank, I wasn’t expecting much in the mouth and after my first sip, I was going to write ‘the best thing about this beer is the label...who didn’t love pinball growing up?’ However, as I drank more of the beer and it warmed a bit, the flavors became stronger and I began to enjoy it. Melon, apricot, peaches, lime, berries, wine grapes and some slight lemon dance over your taste buds as the beer smoothly rolls over your tongue. It’s fairly hoppy with Nelson and Amarillo definitely the stars here and is an easy drinker. It’s not great, but it’s not bad either and there are a lot of worse beers out there. I wouldn’t buy it again, but happy I gave it a try.
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