Today was a crazy long day. It’s been crazy at work because of all of the evacuations and such, so I didn’t even get to the gym until 6. I had a great day at the gym and lifted like a beast. I can’t wait until this week is over though. My birthday is on Friday and I’m going to one of my favorite restaurants in New Brunswick. Saturday, I’m hanging out with some friends and playing some beer pong and cooking. Anyways, onto the brew.
Style: Belgian IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The high content alcohol of this beer make it perfect for cellaring…hide it away and pull one out for a special event 2-3 years later.”
Random: I’m watching the Deadliest Warrior and my sister asked me if you could have a Napoleon complex before Napolean (because Hernan Cortes is so short). She then revised this thought to having a pre-Napolean complex.
I’m definitely a big fan of Belgian IPAs. There is something about the Belgian yeast coupled with lots of hops. This one is a brew that I’ve been looking around for and have high hopes for. It poured with a one finger pure white head on a clear orange body with mild carbonation. The nose had a lot of notes that were reminiscent of a Belgian. I got some golden fruits and Belgian yeast primarily. I didn’t get a lot in the nose that would remind me of an IPA. On the taste, the first thing that came through was the Belgian qualities. I got a bit of sweetness and yeast and apricots. Then, on the end of the sip, I got a hint of hop bitterness with a little bit of citrus. But, this brew was definitely more Belgian than anything for me. The sweetness lasted around for awhile. The body of the beer was a little thinner than expected and I had to search to find any sort of carbonation. The alcohol causes a little bit of burn, but nothing intense. Although I really enjoyed this beer and would have it again, I think that perhaps the beer could have used a little more bitterness to it. But, again, I would definitely have this again and I loved the complexity of the brew.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0