From the Brew Box, Bucky received a 650 ml bottle of Grandstand Hoppy Wheat produced by the Left Field Brewery of Toronto, Ontario. Packaged on November 18, 2015 and 5.5% ABV with 40 IBUs.
Grandstand poured a slightly cloudy yellow/orange color with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles. The beer was topped by a generous 2” off-white head that eventually faded to a collar and cap of foam leaving considerable lacing down the glass. Its aroma was dominated by grapefruit, with notes of caramel, pineapple, lemon and pine. Pretty good so far. The taste was a mix of grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, mango and caramel, with a bitter piney finish. The bitterness lingers on the palate for quite some time, but there is a decent balance between the sweet and bitter to this beer so that the bitterness is not overwhelming. Grandstand is light bodied with a fairly light carbonation and dry mouthfeel. Bucky's first experience with Left Field Brewing, and we'll call it a good one. A bottle of their Maris Pale Ale sits in Bucky's fridge, so looking forward to giving that one a try.