Appalachian Brewing Company Hoppy Trails IPA

For the next stop of the night, my buddy and I went to a brewpub for dinner. The experience was not what I thought it would be AT ALL. The bar was insanely hot, to the point that I was uncomfortable. The food was alright, but the beer was ugh. Just not a great experience.

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: At 50000 square feet, ABC is one of the three largest brewpubs in the country.

Random: The server said that this was the better of the two IPAs on draft. If this was the better one, I wonder what the worse one tasted like.

This brew poured with a one finger head that left some lacing on the glass. The body is an orange-yellow with medium carbonation. On the nose, there are mild hops and grapefruit, which I would expect. On the taste, there were some hops and pine to it, but definitely not what I would want or expect from an IPA (after looking, I found that it was 45 IBUs, pretty low for the IPAs I’m used to). There’s really just not much to this beer. It was also a bit thin. The finish is quick and unremarkable. I just was not a fan of this brew. It needed to be a bit hoppier. This was just a mediocre beer. I wouldn’t seek this out again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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