Butternuts Snapperhead IPA

The third brew of the night, the Snapperhead IPA. This can is the most unusual to me. A fish wearing sunglasses and listening to headphones? Sounds great to me.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: A snapperfish is a fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and were originally called Pargo. They also like to frequent shipwrecks.

Random: I’m all about IPAs. The last IPA that I had in a can was okay. (21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA). I hope this is at least a little bit better. If I could find a good IPA in a can, I could bring this to events I go to over the summer that I can’t bring bottles to, and that would be sweet (even though the summer is over).

This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated and then left some lacing on the glass. The body is mildly cloudy with minimal carbonation visible. The nose has some hops, but not as strong as I expected. There is also a hint of maltiness on the nose as well. On the taste, the hops are balanced by the caramel sweetness that was apparent in the nose. Some carbonation comes into the foray and makes this a nice, crisp brew. The finish is slightly bitter and lingers for a bit. But, this isn’t what I expect when I have an IPA. It’s too…subtle? The body of the beer isn’t thin, but it’s just not what I’m looking for when I grab an IPA. This is an alright beer, but not fabulous. This would be a C+ beer for me. I wouldn’t look for it, but in a pinch, it will do.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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