What a perfect weekend we just had here in New England. Some would say it was too hot, but I say “bring it on”. As I type this review, I’m sitting on my back patio. It’s early evening. The sun is going down and the heat of the day has been quelled by a strong breeze. I’m pretty sure rain is coming, however I’m sucking up every last bit of this summery weather while it lasts.
My dog was out here with me earlier, but decided that he wanted to sleep on the couch. My wife is also on the couch, despite my pleas for her to come outside with me. It’s all good though, because #1: I enjoy a little alone time and #2: I have this Cambridge Flower Child to keep me company.
The Flower Child is a 6.5% American IPA. It is golden orange in color and produces a decent head only if poured vigorously. At first sip all I taste is citrus, more specifically, fresh peeled tangerines. And I mean serious tangerine flavor. Very unique.
As the beer warms a bit, I pick up lots of floral flavor, which mixes well with the citrus so that no one hop flavor dominates. It finishes with just a touch of pine.
I don’t quite love the beer, but I will say it’s really good. Coming into this review, given the beer’s name, I was expecting a super floral beer…the kind that makes you feel like you’re chewing on a flower bed. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this brew brought much more to the table.