Punchy aromas of pine, citrus and tropical fruit abound in this single-hopped hazy pale ale. Delicate initial sweetness and a soft, silky mouthfeel are followed by a subtly bitter finish, bringing the beer into balance and guiding you to your next sip.

Lightyears is designed and brewed as part of Castle Rock’s SIPA series of unfined, intentionally hazy, hop-forward cask ales. It is gluten free as well as vegan friendly. A single hop beer,  Lightyears used Idaho 7, a US hop with a really full flavour profile; everything from big tropical and citrus notes to more complex aromas of pine and stone fruit. It’s fermented with a London Ale iii yeast strain, which provides more stone fruit and tropical esters (aroma compounds produced as a bi-product of fermentation), and leaves a healthy amount of residual sugars, once primary fermentation is complete.