|Blindside by Leech Lake|
Very lovely in the glass. Hazy burnt orange with golden highlights, this ale sports an off white head that falls with a nice lace. All fuggles hops in the beer, which I read (someplace--don't remember where) that Leech Lake only uses fuggles. The website doesn't confirm this clearly but every description only lists fuggles. Musty, earthy nose with a fruity smell like an overripe orange plus a sharp peppery or spice note. Spice is up front on the tongue with a sharp hop twang that lingers along the side. Supported by a much fuller body than expected for a pale ale. Carbonation sparkles on the second pour to swell the head. I'm impressed with this beer and starting to think a trip to Leech Lake is in order.