- Style: Sour fruit smoothie IPA brewed with peach, apricot, and tangerine
- ABV: 7.5%
Here we have a collaboration between New York natives, Gun Hill Brewing, and New Jersey Craft Beer gypsy brewers, Bolero Snort Brewing. They have concocted a delicious sour IPA brewed with peach, apricot, and tangerine, which resembles the most popular gummy rings of all, gummy sour peach rings! And just like the candy, this beer brings the best in both texture and flavor.
Friendship Rings opens up with no pronounced aromas, but if you dig deep you can pick out some lemon, and even some slight blossom. It appears deep lemon, with a great big frothy white head. Pronounced flavors of tangerine, and peach upfront, with some mild apricot, and blossom notes to balance out. Following behind, secondary flavors of baked bread lead into a dry, and short-medium finish. The added fruit helps balance out the high acidity in this beer so that it is not totally enamel stripping. This beer has a medium+ carbonation, and medium mouthfeel making it feel gummy-soft on the palate.
Overall, this beer is outstanding. It is literally like a liquid Sour Peach Ring candy. Pour this beer, sit back, and reminisce about your childhood and let it take you back to a time when your greatest worry was what color Power Ranger you were going to be at recess.