In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Transient Artisan Ales Cromulent

Aroma: “Big piney notes with some orange and grapefruit underneath. Light lemongrass, and a little bit of melon, tropical fruit, and black currant. Earthy background, and once it warms, there is a bit of bready malt, but it is missing the big hops aroma.”

Flavor: “Hops-forward with pine and citrus dominant, and as it warms, some pineapple notes appear. There is a moderate fruity sweetness up front that’s almost like candy. Medium malt body that’s sufficiently complex without distracting from the hops. The mouthfeel is slightly sweet through the mid-palate, but it gives way to a dry and slightly bitter finish that entices you to take the next sip.”

Overall: “Nicely done juicy pale ale with fruity, big tropical, and citrus notes. There’s a great bitterness in the background to round out the fruity flavors. A refreshing, juicy hops showcase that’s surprisingly good, given the subdued aroma.”