Erie Misery Bay IPA

Posted: November 12, 2015 in American IPA, Erie Brewing Co., Reviews

I don’t have much experience with this brewery. I remember them being on shelves when I first got into beer, but their labels were different. They rebranded their stuff and it’s becoming more readily available on shelves. I picked this up at Canal’s as part of a mixed-sixer.

miserybay

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The view from Oliver Perry Monument across lake Erie’s historic Misery bay provides a constant reminder of the hardships endured during the battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. Misery Bay IPA is brewed as a tribute to Misery Bay and Graveyard Pond, the final resting place for many brave sailors and soldiers.”

Random: One of my kittens loves trying to eat power cords, something my bigger cat never did.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass and a crown on top of the body. The body was a clear, light orange with light carbonation. The nose had grain and old citrus. The taste had more grapefruit notes than the nose. It quickly fell off into grain and old, earthy flavors. It also had a substantial metallic flavor that made this almost undrinkable. The body was relatively thick with light carbonation. It was luckily a quick finish with grain. The single was $1.37, which came to $.11 per ounce. Despite the price on the bottle, it could be one of the worst beers of the style that I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t have this again, even if it was free.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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