Above the sheen of this amber beer, big bubbles pop away. Nutty, biscuity scents fill out this aromatic beer’s sweet orange and caramel bouquet. Juicy orange and dank pine blossom above C-Note’s toffee, toasty malt backbone, which gains a nutty complexity during the swallow. While this beer is undoubtedly focused on its hop flavors and aggressive bitterness, its beauty is in its balance: Despite its high IBU count, its malt foundation props up the headlining citrusy, piney hops. As it wraps up dry on the tongue, lingering toast and citrus flavors remain.