Cambridge Brewing Company Flower Child IPA

Posted: June 20, 2015 in American IPA, Cambridge Brewing Company, Reviews

It’s finally Saturday! I’m excited to end this week. It’s been a week that was just really draining. Our July end of quarter normally goes like this. The beginning is crazy and then the end is smooth sailing. I’m trying to channel the really chill looking girl on this can to get through this day. She doesn’t look like she has a care in the world. Let’s see if what is inside is as good.

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ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Extensively hopped and dryhopped with a big roaster of hops – Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Ahtanum, Chinook, and Amarillo – it’s big, bright, and floral, with just enough malt to balance. This American-style I.P.A. stands head and shoulders above its hoppy brethren, blending pale and honey malts to balance the palate without interfering in your herbal reverie, and creating a new American classic.”

Random: I always pick up cans instead of bottles if I have a choice now. They’re so much lighter too.

This beer poured with a huge, three finger white head. It dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and yellow with huge amounts of carbonation. The nose was filled with bitter orange and grass. Some flowers came out as well, but not as much as I expected given the description. The taste was not that bitter. It had the expected notes of grass and orange with caramel malt. The caramel malt gave it sweetness at the end. This drank much more like a pale ale than a true IPA. It had a thinner body and lots of carbonation. The finish was rather quick with grass and sweet caramel malt. This was $2.49 for the can, which broke down $.21 per ounce. This beer was alright, but really nothing to write home about.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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