I picked this beer up at a beer store in Lambertville that I hadn’t been to in awhile. We were going to a BYOB Thai restaurant and picked up a few other things for dinner, so this went in the bomber fridge when I got home. It’s my first beer from this brewery, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a class IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank. A malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keeps the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity.”
Random: At least today isn’t as oppressively hot as yesterday.
This beer poured with a huge, four finger, thick, pure white head into my IPA glass. It dissipated very slowly and left lots of leasing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with high carbonation. The nose presented with a lot of grass and grapefruit with absolutely no malt. Some mango was present as well. The taste had a lot of grass, but was not as aggressively bitter as the nose. Grapefruit pith and pine came through too. It was really crisp with a light body. It had high carbonation, which made this very easy to drink. The finish was quick finish with grapefruit bitterness. This was $8.99 for the 22 ounce bottle ($.41 per ounce), which isn’t a bad price for a bomber. I enjoyed this beer a lot, especially on a summer day.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0