Today is Thursday for most of you. For me, it’s Friday. No work tomorrow. Helllllll Yes. I’m looking forward to a long weekend.
I’m kicking things off with a GIANT bomber of Enlightenment Ales Illumination. Right out of the gate, I can tell this will be a unique beer; it’s style (Farmhouse IPA) is the first time the style has appeared on LIBA. After over 900 reviews, that doesn’t happen EVER.
This beer is DANGEROUS. At 6.8% ABV, it goes down like 4% and change. Here’s how the rest of the story goes:
- It looks like a lemon (hazy golden yellow, huge head)
- It smells like a lemon
- It tastes like a spicy lemon
Ergo, it must be a lemon. No?
Remarkably, the Illumination is really neither Farmhouse, nor IPA…it somehow plants itself firmly in between the two. It’s spicy and sweet like a farmhouse, but not peppery at all. It finishes with a light floral hoppiness, but relatively speaking there isn’t much hop action here.
There isn’t much more to say here other than: I love this beer!