Upright The Hop and the Abstract Truth
The Hop and the Abstract Truth is the brewery’s fresh hop brew for the 2013 harvest. Essentially a Belgian-style pale ale/saison hybrid, the beer uses a grist combining flavorful English malts with raw triticale from Payne Family Farms in nearby Carlton Oregon, yielding a light but complex base for the fresh goldings hops added at a rate of well over ten pounds per barrel. With a range of spicy and herbal notes, the beer covers some ground on the palate and is respectfully named after one of the greatest jazz albums of all time - The Blues and the Abstract Truth, by Oliver Nelson. 5.1%
Fruity esters dominate the aroma. Clarity is good with a large foamy head on top. The addition of several spices and herbs create a complex fruity or citrusy flavor. Light to medium bodied with very high carbonation. Alcohol level is medium to high.