Review: OT Brewing Flagstick Hazy Pale Ale

Unfortunately due to the loss of my memory card, this review won't have any photos. 

I'm not familiar with OT Brewing out of Calgary but seeing their Flagstick Hazy Pale Ale at the Quality Beer Store in Winnipeg, it popped out at me and I had to pick it up. The Calgary beer scene has exploded since my first and only visit to the city two and a half years ago, I heard a lot of chatter of breweries opening up but to me it was all gibberish because I didn't know any of the people opening up the breweries, but that there was a lot of excitement from beer geeks. I'm intrigued to try more of the AB beer scene as it's only getting better since my visit.

From the website: Soft, delicate, and highly aromatic, Flagstick Hazy Pale Ale is refreshingly off-dry and light-bodied with notes of ripe pineapple, clementine orange, and a hint of spruce. 5.2% ABV/40 IBU

Very hazy and has an orange juice-like body to it, no noticeable carbonation in the body, while the head is thick and white that diminishes rather quickly to leave behind a very layered lacing on the glass and a sprinkling of bubbles on the top of the beer.

The first thing I get is a hint of pepper, followed by a good amount of sweetness and tropical presence - good amount of pineapple, a bit of orange and a squeeze of grapefruit for bitterness. Moderately floral, a bit leafy and I think I do get a hint of spruce like the notes state.

This is a fairly dry Hazy Pale Ale with a moderate tropical presence to it. There's a bit of pineapple, orange peel and lemon popping out. Tad cereal presence, as well as a bit of a floral and leafy hop presence. Moderately sweet, a bit bready. 

Overall Thoughts: 
Nothing complex, it's pretty smooth and and a bit tropical. This went down much quicker than I expected. Slight heavy on stomach for being only 5.2% ABV, but feels nice after a lot of work. Definitely recommend, but I was hoping for more of a spruce-like presence to it.

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