SINUOUS: 79 Points
This Irish/English Amber Ale is available seasonally in 12 oz. bottles.
Brewer’s Description: “North Peak Sinuous is a unique Celtic Ale. Refreshing, clean and crisp with a subtle roast note and malty finish. Brewed in Traverse City, MI on the Old Mission Peninsula using incorporating local hops.”
My Description: I love a super hoppy beer, but this is just too much for this style. Even though it is called a Hoppy Celtic Ale, it doesn’t necessarily have to be too bitter, it could have just had a big hop taste and kept the bitterness in check. It begins with a decent, light beige colored head with a good retention level that leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. The aroma is pleasant and on the sweeter side with notes of caramel malt, citrus hops, and a touch of bread. Sinuous is light/medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a dry finish. The flavor profile is almost drowned out by the moderately high bitter aftertaste but you can detect notes of caramel malt, floral hops, a touch of citrus, and grain. This beer is decent enough but is way more bitter forward than needs to be. It is best served around 50°F and pairs nicely with mushroom burgers, beef stew, or soft cheeses.
ABV: 5.5% Color: Reddish/Brown Sweetness: 2.5/10 Bitterness: 6/10