Tire Bite Golden Ale (Flying Dog Brewery)

The review for day five of FLYING DOG THEME WEEK is for their golden ale, TIRE BITE. A wonderful beer for this beautiful Saturday afternoon!

Tire Bite Golden Ale is a “warm weather beer” with a mild 5.0% ABV and a meek 16.5 IBU.

The young pup of the pack… Tire Bite Golden Ale is a refreshing, light, warm weather slammer with a flavorful hop edge. Brewed using exclusive imported German hops, this beer draws craft beer drinkers back from the “dark” side of the cooler.

The beer pours a clear golden hue with a rapidly dissolving head of off-white foam. Carbonation is almost non-existent and lacing is at a minimum.

Pale malts and cornmeal like scents are at the forefront of the smell. Mild biscuity notes and hints of honey are also noticeable.

Tire Bite definitely lives up to its name when it comes to taste.  Mild malt notes are present at first with a heavy “bite” coming in on the back-end. This bite is hard to describe, because it’s not your typical ‘hop bite’, but a biting sensation none-the-less.  As the beer warms, the biscuit-like malts come to the forefront.

Mouthfeel is medium and foamy. It goes down smooth with no burn, almost no bite and very little drying. Smooth.

Tire Bite Golden Ale is a good example of a session beer. Not too extreme, but definitely not bland, Tire Bite would be a good go-to beer to have with you when enjoying a warm summer afternoon at the beach or at a barbecue.

Overall: 7 out of 10

As a GOLDEN ALE: 7.5 out of 10


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