Katie bought this for me after my first day at the new job. She’s so cute. She lies my clothes out every morning while I’m in the shower and packs me lunch too. It’s very cute. We had to go shopping the week before for work clothes, which wasn’t a lot of fun. I pretty much hate shopping, but she’s very good at picking out clothes and stuff. Anyways, it was nice to come home from work and have this bad boy in the fridge.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The color is a burnt amber with red highlights and the aroma has a spicy hop presence with moderate caramel malt accents. The taste is a smooth, malty one with a balanced hoppy finish that includes hints of sweet caramel.”
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I poured this beer into a pint glass and…holy head Batman! It was three fingers high and quite fluffy. It was also cream-colored and took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy chestnut color. The nose was grapefruit up front and then a touch of caramel malt in the background. Yep, this is definitely a West Coast red. The taste wasn’t as hoppy as the nose. It started with some caramel malt and then the hops came out to play. Hello grapefruit. Hello pine. Hello grapefruit zest and pepper. The body was thick with moderate to high carbonation. The finish was long, sticky and hoppy. Wow, that sounded wrong. The 9% ABV didn’t make an appearance which could be dangerous. I really liked this beer. It was big and bold, which is exactly what I expect from a West Coast Red. Go grab this!
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0