Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Block 15 Brewing Company - Sticky Hands Man on the Moon

Your tongue will slap the moon.
Last month, I reviewed Block 15 Brewing Company's Sticky Hands Centennial X Mosaic. That beer would have received a perfect rating, if the Wonder Beagle hadn't been snoozing when I opened the bottle. No Droolie, but it's such an arbitrary award.

Today, however, the dog was wide awake when I popped the cap on a bottle of Sticky Hands Man on the Moon. She went appropriately nutso. She actually howled inside the house, which never happens--that's usually my job.

MotM poured into my tulip snifter a slightly hazy, orange/amber color with a bright, white head. The head rose up to about a finger thick and dissipated at a moderate rate. A scattering of webby lacing was left behind. 

Aroma was citrus and pine with tropical and stone fruit notes. Just a hint of dank funkiness along with sweet caramel malt in the background.

Taste was big on grapefruit and pine. Some orange and pineapple notes. Mango and guava. Peach. Solid bitter hops sock with that dank pungency left rolling around on the palate at the end of a sip. Caramel sweetness, but not a lot of distinct malt flavor. The tropical and stone fruit flavors really came alive as the brew warmed up a bit. Butterscotch. Nice. Do yourself a favor and savor this one for a while.

Medium to slightly full mouthfeel. Not at all boozy, even though the ABV comes in at 8.25%. Juicy, slightly creamy finish.

Another magnificent beer from Block 15 and they're going to make me drive all the way down to Corvallis once a month, if they keep this up. I'm giving Sticky Hands Man on the Moon a BeerGuyPDX rating of 4 crushed cans out of 4 AND that well-deserved Droolie. AROOOOO!


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