And this would be the last of my backlogged reviews. One good thing about that is that I can review some new brews during football. This is one I picked up because I had heard some great things about the brewery in general. I’m not exactly sure if they’re new to New Jersey, but I don’t remember seeing them a lot. Let’s try their DIPA offering.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes as a result of the high-quality Maris Otter malt, imported from England. The hops are right up front in the aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.”
Random: The label is pretty cool. It almost reminds me of the “Mouth of Truth” in Italy.
This one poured with a finger and a half of off white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark and cloudy burnt orange color. There was light carbonation visible throughout. The nose was very fragrant with grapefruit and lemon, followed by a health dose of malt. The booze was also hinted at on the nose. The taste was really nice with a definite grapefruit and pine presence. The malt came up almost immediately after to balance this out. It was really balanced and really enjoyable. Some lemon came up as well. I also got a touch of vanilla, which I can only assume was brought with the malt. The body was thick with light carbonation. The finish was length, teeming with citrus and pine. There was also a booze presence at the finish. This was a really good DIPA, not the best I’ve ever had, but definitely solid. Grab one if you see it.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0