I’ve been binge watching “Empire.” I tend to prefer watching shows when I have a bunch to watch so I don’t have to wait until the next week to see the next episode. This show especially is addictive. Let’s get to tonight’s beer, which is a session IPA.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.”
Random: Simcoe (one of the cats) likes to play with box top of his scratchy post.
The beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and lemon yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with dank pine and grapefruit rind. The malt was present in the nose, but very light and bready. The taste was a bit brighter than the nose. Grapefruit rind and grapefruit flesh were more prevalent than the pine, but that still came through. There was an inkling of tropical fruit as well. The malt was slightly sweet on the taste, but this beer was hop dominant. The body was on the thicker side for a session with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with grapefruit rind. A can of this was $2.17, which came to $.18 per ounce. This beer was easy to drink and had some good flavor. I would give this one a shot again, although it doesn’t see Jersey distribution.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0