The February Hop Of The Month for Foothills is Mandarina Pilsner. The 5.4% ABV beer was crafted with German Mandarina Bavaria which according to the Foothills website was derived from Cascade. To me the hop flavor presented as mostly lemon with a fruity aspect from the hops, but a clean fermentation characteristic. It was nice to see the hop in a pilsner setting where it could be showcased. I don’t think I would be able in most beers to definitively say it was Mandarina, but at least know I understand the flavor Mandarina presents. Good job!

Mandarina lemony citrus

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