Sometimes I need a beer that’s just packed with dank resin hop flavor. Drinking Northern Dream reminds me of waking through the dense northern Michigan pine forests. The aroma is pine forward with herbal hops and a sweet grassy smell that tickles the senses. If you have ever walked through a pine forest you will know this smell. It’s almost identical which is both interesting and refreshing. I get worried when breweries try to lean on only a few flavors or ingredients because it can create an unbalanced beer. ![9B65EEFEC65044B9B0943E29D59E0000.jpeg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/cryptictruth/6vlE5w1I-9B65EEFE-C650-44B9-B094-3E29D59E0000.jpeg) This is not the case in this situation. The taste is balanced with sweet notes to start. I get some honey, citrus and other lesser distinguishable fruits. The middle is grassy and has a solid earthy quality. Then. The finish is bitter with loads of flora hop, pine and dank resin to leave a drying bite. ![8490FC6AF9E74789BE9A27AA44232B33.jpeg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/cryptictruth/S2ePfmdW-8490FC6A-F9E7-4789-BE9A-27AA44232B33.jpeg) The beer is also beautiful to look at. It’s got a nice golden color that amplified in the sun. There a small white tightly packed cap that left minimal lasting. It’s a clear and clean beer. ![5A0066F928544E9E962E13EDFCACE940.jpeg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/cryptictruth/RjJqPW8P-5A0066F9-2854-4E9E-962E-13EDFCACE940.jpeg) The mouthfeel is smooth and light. These are great qualities for an IPA. They make the beer refreshing and it’s a beer you can drink all day. A lot of the beers I drink and so heavy or Ickes with flavor I only want one. This is not the case it’s a drinkable beer. It has flavor and a decent ABV so don’t get me wrong it’s delicious, but I could see my self packing a few in the pack for a day hike. ![1580A38B5CAE423D99DB37693D700210.jpeg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/cryptictruth/v3NsO52Q-1580A38B-5CAE-423D-99DB-37693D700210.jpeg) I was really surprised by this beer. It’s drinkable, flavorful and easy enough to purchase I could see it becoming a staple cabin beer. Like I said this would make a great hiking or kayaking beer. I hope they offer it all year long.