In the past few weeks, I’ve been having a bunch of beers that use green tea. I love green tea, so I was excited to try this one. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Baxter Brewing Co. is a Maine-based craft brewery which is the first of its kind in New England to can all of its beer. Located in Bates Mill in the up-and-coming community of Lewiston/Auburn, ME, Baxter Brewing Co. currently distributes its flavorful and unique craft beers in ME, MA, NH, VT, NY, RI, & CT both in six-pack and on draught. The brewery features an in-house retail shop and Tap Room where you can purchase our beer and sweet schwag on-site, enjoy tours and tastings as well as regular special events.”
Random: After watching “My Cat From Hell,” I’m very lucky that I have a great cat.
This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly. It left generous lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, golden-yellow color with lots of visible detritus, but very little carbonation. The nose was filled with herbal hops and then went into floral hops with grapefruit. What I didn’t pick up was green tea, which was disappointing. I was hoping that the taste would be better. The taste started with green tea and then went into pine and floral hops. It was moderately bitter. The body was thicker than expected. The carbonation was a bit too light. It had a long and dry finish with grapefruit pith. This beer was $3.89 for the tallboy can ($.24 per ounce), which wasn’t bad. But, I just had higher hopes for this beer.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0