When we went to NYC a couple of weeks ago, we stopped at a few places to hang out and ended up going to some really good places to eat. I’m normally a Philly girl and I hate NYC, but with a tour guide who actually knows where they’re going, it’s not so bad. I still think Philly has a much better beer scene, but I can get some things in NYC that I can’t get in Philly. This was a beer I had in NYC because I was craving some hops.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This artisan beer is in celebration of the end of the hop harvest. Tons of fresh, wet hops from Washington State power through this stepped up version of our seasonal ipa.”
Random: My Eagles had a good first half. Let’s hope they can keep this up.
This beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It was slow to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, dark orange color with heavy carbonation visible throughout. The nose presented with tropical fruit, specifically passion fruit with pineapple and some grapefruit hops and lots of citrus zest as well. The nose was really fresh and nice. The taste luckily mirrored the nose with a bit of tropical fruit sweetness couple with lots of grapefruit hops and a pronounced lack of malt which really appealed to the hop head in me. The booze was well hidden and didn’t add a whole lot of heat to it. The body was thick with heavy carbonation prickling the tongue. The finish was long and hoppy. For a beer that I hadn’t heard a lot about, this was a really enjoyable DIPA, especially for the hop lover. I would have this again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0