Prison City Brewery Riot in Maine
What the brewers say
Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops pair nicely against an English-malt backbone.
What our panel thought
Hints of peach, pineapple, and passion fruit complement the distinct citrus- and pine-forward hops aromas. The soft mouthfeel and subtle malt sweetness are a nice canvas on which to express the tangerine, lemon, and pine hops flavors, with hints of onion, green pepper, and garlic. The alcohol is sneaky but present, with a faint note of boozy warmth.
What our editors thought
The de rigueur Citra and Mosaic nose takes a bit of a turn with strawberry and peach yeast esters for a broad and soft aroma. The sip is more of the same—pillowy peach, apricot, and strawberry with a very light bitter-ness.