Aged on oak spirals, Hop Crisis is a stunning example of how light, clean oak notes can smooth out a bitter beer’s bite. Hoppy wafts weave a sweet orange, pine and herbal bouquet punctuated by oak and toasted malt. A prism of hop flavors bursts in the mouth: Juicy orange and grapefruit take hold before dank pine blooms in the middle. Sweet caramel and toasted malts press against the hop flavors while a quiet oak presence soothes the tongue. As a drying finish settles in, orange and pine flavors endure.