902 Heaven, Hell Or Hoboken American IPA

Posted: September 8, 2015 in 902 Brewing Co., American IPA, Reviews

This was the second beer that I had at dinner. I haven’t seen any beers around me from 902, so I wanted to give them a shot, and what better way to do that than their IPA? Let’s see how it was.

902

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Heaven, Hell or Hoboken walks a fine line between an IPA and a double IPA. Coming in at 68 IBUs and 6.5% ABV, the Nugget hops really come through on the back end. Cascade hops were added late in the boil and impart a flowery, slightly citrus smell. The dark amber color and slight sweetness can be attributed to the 120L specialty grains that we use. Well balanced, hop heavy, and pretty delicious. We hope you have as much fun drinking it was we did making it.”

Random: I’ve only been to Hoboken a handful of times. They seem to have some cool beer bars, so I guess I should try to go back.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left lacing on the pint glass. The body was a clear, orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was slightly floral and also had some bready sweetness from the malt. The taste was moderately bitter with grass and pine resin. It quickly transitioned into toasted malt that had a lingering sweetness. The body was on the thicker side and had moderate carbonation. It’s one of the few times that I wish a beer was thinner, because it would have helped with the drinkability. The finish was lengthy with the sweet malt. This was an alright beer, but with so many competitors in the style, I found it basic and wouldn’t revisit it.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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