To date, Molly Rose might have garnered most attention in beer circles for their esoteric sours, barrel-aged blends and subtle farmhouse style ales. Yet there's been a steady stream of hop forward pale ales and IPAs hitting taps at the brewpub and appearing in limited release in cans. And now an IPA has taken up permanent residency in the lineup.
Skylight is tagged a classic West Coast IPA, and it's one that's an easy-drinker for the style, certainly when compared to other West Coast IPAs like Molly Rose's own Shoulder Of Giants (which will return as Shoulders). This one weighs in at a breezy 5.7 percent ABV and is breezy in nature too: light and bright on the palate with hops that cover citrus, candied fruits and a little of the resinous, plus a tight, drying bitterness.