I realized recently that it had been a minute since I had posted a beer review and thought what better occasion to remedy that mortal sin than upon pouring my one and perhaps only, Sticky Hands Marmalade canned pint. Brewed by Block15 Brewing Company in the best damned college town in the USA, Corvallis, Oregon – Sticky Hands Marmalade takes the base Sticky Hands Hop Experience IIPA recipe and flips the script on the usual hopping parameters with Amarillo, Appolo, Belma, and Chinook hops. This results in a citrusy, peachy, slightly sour marmaladeriffic Imperial IPA. It looks hazy and mysterious as it pours and settles, deceptively calm as it waits for consumption.
Easily up there with the Tropical Slam one-off, I was absolutely gutted when I thought I was not going to get to sample this ambrosia due to a perfect storm of financial embarrassment and lack of transport. Enter the BFF to save the day with a single pint can in the form of a late birthday present. I even waited an additional 24 hours because my palate had been corrupted by lesser ales before the hand-off.
It. Was. Worth it.