Pours a translucent orange-hued amber with a quarter of an inch of off white head that has great retention. The nose has notes of bready barley malt, birthday cake, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. The flavor is big and malty up front with a forward, bready, sweet, cupcake-like presence. The hop character follows with a smooth, subtle, citrusy characteristic but then finishes with a strong, citrusy, piny, bitter bite. The hops give notes of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine and have a sweet, earthy, spicy character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and mildly carbonated.