“DRAWING INFLUENCE FROM OUR BREWER’S SAN DIEGO HERITAGE, COAST ALE IS OUR TAKE ON THE CALIFORNIA COMMON ALE AND REMINISCENT OF EPIC SOUTH COAST ADVENTURES, SURFING & EXPLORING WITH GOOD FRIENDS. IT’S FRESH, CRISP & CLEAN WITH A RICH MALT BODY, ZINGY HOP BITTERNESS AND SMOOTH ROUNDED FINISH. BEST ENJOYED UP & DOWN THE COAST.”
Served in a shaker. Relatively clear golden appearance. The pour yields a short white cap which peels back to a thin film with some sparse lace clinging to the glass.
We’re getting a nice fusion of grainy and semi sweet malts with a with a hint of zesty orange citrus. Something sweet and candied in there….maybe marmalade? Picking up a soft spice, apple, paw paw or rockmelon, corn flakes and hay. A little floral bouquet in there too. A nice assortment of aromas here.
The flavour profile is subtle but certainly not short on character. Somewhat typical lager notes on entry – dry, grainy, a touch of earthy hops with some adjunct fruits and spice. The grainy and straw-like malts carry it through in to a mild finish which offers hints of green apple and citrus on the rear.
The texture is super light, clean and crisp. Mild-moderate body with good lift from the co2. Veeerrrryyy pound-able.
We’ve been pretty impressed by this breweries range so far. And although the wow factor is limited with this style they’ve still managed to make it interesting, tasty and ultra sessional. Another decent offering from the Capital boys.