I think by now, everyone has seen the new Bud commercial making fun of craft beer. They proudly call themselves a “macro brewery,” say that their beer isn’t to be fussed over, then discuss how theirs is beechwood aged. Throw in a bunch more crap, especially about a pumpkin peach ale and there you have one of the dumbest commercials I’ve seen from a macro company. What makes this one even more funny is the fact that this company has acquired a few craft companies because they made beer to be fussed over. Yes, I’m looking at you Blue Point, Goose Island and most recent acquisition, Elysian. I guess it’s obvious that big beer is starting to become fearful of craft beer. Anyways, let’s see how this beer was.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of citra and mosaic hops. Don’t worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.”
Random: I lost the receipt from when I got this beer at The Craft Beer Outlet.
This beer poured with a three finger, off white head that was exceptionally thick and dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on my IPA glass. The body was a gently hazy, moderate orange color with high carbonation visible. The nose was strong with grapefruit and tropical fruit. There was no malt in the nose. The taste was all hop. It had a lot of grapefruit, tropical fruit (specifically pineapple and mango) and hop bitterness. The alcohol was well hidden and dry. It had a medium thick body with high carbonation. The finish was long with lots of hops and grapefruit. This beer was exceptional and everything that I would want from a fresh hopped IPA. Definitely worth grabbing this one.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0