Alma Mader Brewing Small Oasis
What the brewers say
Effortlessly drinkable while still packing a mighty hop punch. This one finishes dry with aromas reminiscent of berries and dank peaches.
What our panel thought
Lingering white foam with rocky bubbles. Aroma of dankness and earth, with notes of Honeycrisp apple, strawberry, and light raspberry. In the flavor, pleasant bitterness mingles with the sweetness; slight green-apple hop bite joins sticky diesel dankness and leads it slightly astray.
What our editors thought
Honey guava note drives the nose, with a clever tension between sweet and funk. The sip gets a touch muddled, with sweeter notes running up against less-defined bitter and funky notes.