Maker: Upland, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Style: American Pale
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.