So, the other half is stuck at work late tonight. I didn’t get home all that early myself, but I already did my usual chores around the house. Since she isn’t home yet, I’m watching a History Channel show about the history of the dollar bill. I can bet she’s not going to be upset about missing this one. Anyways, this is a brew review from a brewery that I sampled during ACBF and was pretty impressed with. Let’s see how this one was.
Style: American Amber/Red Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with a special blend of honey from a Chester county apiary, this well balanced IPA has a great malt/honey backbone to blend with the citrus hops. Coming in at 67 IBU’s, it balances the use of hops across the spectrum of bittering, flavoring, and aroma profiles. This provides you with the bitterness of an IPA without killing your tongue and allows you to experience the true beauty of hops, their flavor and aroma. The beer was named after a friend of the brewer, Tim Bitto, who asked for a beer to serve at a party for his brother Don who had recently finished med school and was moving to Denver to start his career and the long road to paying off student loans.”
Random: Even though it is pretty dorky, I’m enjoying the history of the dollar bill.
This brew poured with a two finger tan head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing. The body was a cloudy, dark mahogany color and light carbonation. The nose was relatively fragrant. I got some hops in the form of grapefruit and pine resin and some honey sweetness as well. The taste was much more hoppy than I expected. There was a lot of grapefruit coupled with pine resin up front. There was a pronounced peppercorn presence (say that three times fast) as well with a touch of herbaceousness. The honey was not present in the taste as it was in the nose. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. The finish was long and hoppy. This was a decent beer and one that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0