Helios Pale Ale

Maker: Upland, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Style: American Pale

ABV: 4.9%

Appearance: Rusty orange

Nose: Hoppy but malty. bitter and floral but balanced.

On the palate: Medium-bodied. The nose follows through on the palate. Brash hops, tempered by big malty ale notes.

Finish: Mildly sweet and slightly floral finish. The nose carries through to the end.

Parting Words: For those of us who graduated from Anderson University, when we think of  Helios we think of a pile of greenish panes of glass piled up in a twisty formation in the middle of a fountain into which squirrels used to throw themselves in the spring and then freeze to death, bobbing to the surface inside of a large chunk of ice as it thawed the next morning.

That was an unpleasant memory. Helios, on the other hand, is a very pleasant beer. It’s not as complex as my go-to Michigan pale, Axl from Millking It Productions, but it’s food friendly and easy drinking. I likes it. Helios Pale Ale is recommended.

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