Eugene-based Hop Valley champions the citris flavors in many of their brews. This summer seasonal follows this trend:
Bitter and sweet orange peels are added to this cloudy summer pale for a refreshing finish. Nugget hops are also featured to provide this beer with an orange blossom-like aroma.
The beer appears as a burnt amber liquid, with flowery and bread-y odors to it. The flavor is, predictably, of orange. It slides into an astrigent bitterness at the end with a bit of a zing.
The ale isn’t anything mind-blowing, but it’s enjoyable enough and highly drinkable. Perfect for one of these warm summer afternoons.