Salute the Sun, an American Pale by Elysian Brewing Company

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Salute the Sun is an American Pale Ale that’s brewed in the New England style by the Elysian Brewing Company. And for the purposes of this craft beer review, the Pale was served in a tulip pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle.

Packaging art for the Salute the Sun by Elysian Brewing Company

Packaging art for the Salute the Sun by Elysian Brewing Company

What You Need to Know

Salute the Sun is brewed with sun-dried black limes and heaps of Citra hops. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

Salute the Sun pours a cloudy, deep golden hue with ample sediment afloat in the glass. It’s topped by an inch thick cap of dense white foam that offers modest retention. A few droplets of residue cling to the sides following the reduction.

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Aroma

The aroma is faint but wafts a scent of musty grain and a hint of citrus.

Flavor

The tasting is led by a mild taste of white bread that mixes with a light citrus. The palate is then spiked with the juicy flavor of black limes. Their tart bitterness lingers briefly after the swallow.

Label art for the Salute the Sun by Elysian Brewing Company

Label art for the Salute the Sun by Elysian Brewing Company

Mouthfeel

The feel is relatively crisp with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Its bitter finish is somewhat astringent.

Overall

The appearance for Salute the Sun is subpar and its aroma isn’t anything special, either. Nor is it particularly strong. But the feel is appropriate for the style and the palate is nice with its blend of citrus and malt. The use of black limes is a nice flavorful twist. Certainly not the best amongst Pales, but Salute the Sun does make for a light and refreshing brew. And apropos to its name, this brew is best enjoyed on warm sunny days.

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