Belt’s Beer Garden: Super SMaSH Bros.

January 28, 2018 - Super Smash Bros

For this week’s installment, we have dual SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) brews to share with you.

Let’s start with a birthday boys – Bitter Brothers’ Prodigal Son.


Bitter Brothers usually distinguished their second birthday on Sunday (January 21st). The San Diego brewery has unequivocally exploded newly and, like many from a area, specializes in hoppy, West Coast IPAs but, distinct most, has a immeasurable accumulation to select from.

Whether it’s their Golden Child hefe, their Black Sheep porter, or any character in between, we can find it during their taproom…or via southern California.

I was means to squeeze a four-pack of their singular bound IPA – Prodigal Son.

Prodigal Son is an Amarillo hopped IPA that packs a plain 6.8% ABV and 53 IBU into any 16-ounce can. A four-pack of cans costs $11, so it’s a tad bit aloft than average.

When poured 3 fingers of fluffy, unenlightened creamy froth built a approach adult atop a tolerably cloudy, copper colored beer.

The aroma was what we competence design from a brewery called Bitter Brothers; bound brazen with copiousness of citrus and hunger that somewhat stung my nostrils. Behind a hops was a soothing and honeyed bready malt subsidy but, make no mistake, a Amarillo hops positively shined in a scent.

My initial sip began with some amiable carbonation that fast gave approach to a flavors. Bright citrus records of orange, tangerine, and lemon popped adult initially, providing a unequivocally luscious start to it all.

With all a froth that had built adult primarily we suspicion a splash would have many some-more of a carbonation prick to it as well…but, instead, a soothing and pillowy mouthfeel and creamier physique accompanied a flavors.

Around a median indicate of a taste, a light piquancy and some floral flavors invaded a citrus with some bready and caramel malt benevolence tagging along, expelling many of a hoppy sourness along a way.

Sure, there was still a hoppy punch on a behind of my tongue on arise but, surprisingly, a malts unequivocally resigned a hops via a ambience and combined a unequivocally nominal season to Prodigal Son. The ambience wasn’t scarcely as sour as you’d design from a approach it smelled.

As a sip began to fade, a citrus once again finished an coming – though this time it was oranges, a spirit of mango, and some some-more of that zesty lemon.

Prodigal Son finished on a lurch of dryness though differently unequivocally cleanly…no slow sourness or aftertaste during all.

As a splash was emptied from my potion (a ruin of a lot faster than we anticipated), there was some light lacing left but, for a many part, my tulip potion remained abandoned of any streaks or clouds adhering around.

Overall, we unequivocally enjoyed a singular time we spent with a Prodigal Son. It was packaged with luscious flavors, a good balancing malt backing, and wasn’t scarcely as sour as a name/aroma pragmatic it competence be. we overtly had no thought that we would suffer a Amarillo hops as many as we did in this beer. Next time I’m out west, I’ll be certain to strike them adult for more.


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Next up, we have Good City’s Motto.


Good City is a comparatively new brewery in what was once a brewing collateral of a US – Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city competence be famous for Miller though a lot of eccentric qualification breweries have sprung adult all over a city in a past decade. Good City was one of those, opening their doors in 2016.

Today they offer 8 year-round beers though still usually discharge to a Milwaukee area (that I’ve seen).

A friend common with me one of their year-round brews – Motto, a singular malt/single bound IPA brewed with Crisp Pale malt and Mosaic hops. A six-pack costs a common $10 with any can carrying a assuage 5.2% ABV.

Motto poured a splendid copper tone with usually a finger of white conduct building up. The froth fast hiss out, withdrawal a skinny covering around a corner of my potion and a unique cloud floating around a center of a beer.

A miscellany of pleasant fruits, led by passion fruit and pear, met my nose. It was like smelling a glass fruit cocktail. There was some pineapple, cherry, and mango as good as a slight hoppy hunger aroma stealing behind a fruit. A light, caramel malt was there to change out a aroma though didn’t mount a possibility opposite a Mosaic hops that unequivocally pushed out those good pleasant fruit smells.

My initial ambience began with a plain prick of carbonation that doesn’t final too prolonged before a flavors unequivocally start to pop.

As a smell indicated, it was a pleasant fruits that assaulted my ambience buds; there was a rush of pineapple, grapefruit, pear, mango, and lemon that captivated roughly all of a other flavors.

The dark malts didn’t get a possibility to supplement too many to a beer, as a hops were unequivocally a winners here, though they did supplement some benevolence to Motto that complimented a fruit flavors even more.

Towards a backend of a taste, there is a hoppy sourness that adds some hunger to a pleasant fruit flavors and lingers for a few moments after all is all pronounced and done.

With that piney aftertaste there is a slight cherry flavoring…but like those cherries from Dole fruit cocktails…you know, a season these small guys left. Motto also leaves a resinous, somewhat gummy feeling that hangs around for a small while.

Overall Motto is unequivocally sessionable and utterly easy to drink. It’s a good summer beer…or a good winter splash that’ll move we behind to those comfortable summer days. It’s light…it’s tasty…it’s affordable.

Miller competence have finished Milwaukee famous though there’s a whole slew of improved splash adult there. And Good City is positively doing their partial adult there.


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