Umunhum Pale Ale is a delicious, thirst quenching pale ale. This gold colored ale, with an off-white colored head, has aromas reminiscent of pine and citrus. The flavor is of dank hops that open up to pine and citrus flavors, and then round out to slight tropical fruit notes. Hop bitterness is moderate and serves to add balance to the very light caramel malt flavors. The finish is dry and carbonation is prickly.
Mt. Umunhum (Ohlone, meaning resting place of the hummingbird) is the fourth-highest peak in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California (after Loma Prieta, Crystal Peak, and Mt. Chual). The mountain is situated in Santa Clara County, southeast of Los Gatos and south of South San Jose. It is a well-known landmark in the Bay Area which can be recognized in Santa Clara Valley by the five-story concrete, radar tower building, known locally as “the Cube”. The tower construction began in 1960 and completed in 1962. It supported and 85.5-ton General Electric model AN/FPS-24 long range search radar antenna “sail” used to detect incoming hostile aircraft during the Cold War.
5.0% ABV, 40 IBUs