SMaSH 4.0 Apocalypse (Polaris)
SMaSH got its name from the English expression “single malt, single hop”. Hence, it is made of a single type of malt, in this case the Pilsner, and of a single strain of hop, namely the Polaris, a German high alpha-acid hop (21%). The IPA designation, which usually announces an amber or red beer, offers here a blond beer with greenish highlights. Its nose reveals resinous aromas which clearly evoke pine gum. The palate, for its part, is attacked by an unusual robustness that stretches out to a lingering bitterness, behind which a subtle and fruity roundness strives, with great effort, to rise.