Category: India pale ale (I.P.A.)
Product of: United States
First introduced in 1995, this regarded IPA is brewed with 43 different hops and 65 varieties of malt.
Sampled on 08/04/2017
(sample bottle best before 24/Jan/18) Clear, deep golden amber with thick retentive beige head leaving heavy lacing.
White bread maltiness with floral and citrussy hops.
Citrussy and floral notes continue on the medium-bodied palate with brown bready caramel maltiness and assertive pine and grapefruit hop bitterness.
Lightly malty and floral with pronounced lingering pine hop bitterness.
A good example of an IPA with enough grapefruit and pine hop bitterness, not to mention alcohol to justify the IPA moniker, but not overly so.
Closure: Crown cap