Just saw that there is a very nice “Summer Ale” event being held at Rock Bottom Brewery tomorrow. Geoff, the brewer, describes the ale this way — should be a fun event:
Summer Ale is light amber in color with a light body. It has a pound and a half of hops per barrel. All the hops are loaded in the back end: toward the end of boil, post boil, and post fermentation. Bright citrus and floral hop notes dominate the aroma and flavor. You’ll be expecting that mouth puckering bitterness to follow, but, it doesn’t. It finishes with light caramel malt sweetness with just a little bitterness to balance. It is a unique and interesting. I hope you enjoy this first of the summer time beers.