Oh, Fantastic Then! is familiar and foreign all at the same time. Pouring a translucent pale orange gold, the prominent foam presents big fruit aromas of strawberry, kiwi, mango, and orange. This complex opening aptly prepares you for the palate of earthy, funky cantaloupe, bitter orange pith, subtle cherry, strawberry, kiwi, and a light grassiness. The initial hop impact presents aggressively with many layers, however immediately the beer reminds you it is a soft, medium bodied pale ale, with a clean finish that begs for another sip. The South African hop in this beer, Southern Passion, truly offers a new type of hop profile that keeps unfolding in the glass and definitely keeps you coming back for more.
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