Fort George Brewery + Public House — Astoria, OR
The tasting: Light golden orange in color, hazy, with a white head that dissipates very slowly. Aroma of light caramel with grapefruit and floral notes. While overall aroma is fairly subdued, the hops are most noticeable. Flavor is dominated by bitter grapefruit hops from the front to the finish. If I was tasting this blind, I would have thought it was an IPA. Sunrise OPA is medium bodied and has a smooth mouth feel, It's moderately carbonated and finishes with a long lingering grapefruit bitterness.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this again if someone gives it to me. I wasn't crazy about the intense, one note hop bitterness. It was far more than I expected for a Pale Ale. My guess is they used more early boil bittering hops and less late boil aroma hops. I've tasted this before, and remember liking it better. Perhaps my tastes have changed.Have you tasted Fort George's Sunrise OPA? Did you results differ from mine? What's your favorite Fort George 16 oz. can?