Its colour is a dark ruby red, with a light brown lingering head. The aroma is grapefruity, that reminds me a lot of other Flying Monkeys beers.
The taste is, again, grapefruit with a light lingering bitterness that remind me of.. eating grapefruit at breakfast.
I read the notes after finishing off the bottle and the Central City's web site says:
This Limited Edition Double Red Ale has been single-hopped using the first release of the brand new “Mosaic” hops bringing out floral notes of Papaya and Guava, creating a unique flavour and aroma when married with the Pale, Munich and Three Crystal malts.If I could remember what papaya and guava tasted like, perhaps I would have picked up on that. :) I think I need to pick some up and train my taste buds a little.
Overall, I loved it, and I'd definitely buy it again. It's not too bitter like some IPAs, which makes it very easy drinking for me. But at 9.5% ABV, I'd have to limit myself to a bottle.