This was the second beer that I had at the beer bar in Northern Jersey and it’s from another North Jersey brewery that I’ve never tried. This brewery opened in 2014 by a husband and wife team and seems to only see distribution in North Jersey.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Amarillo & Chinook hops blend together to create a lime-like citrus flavor which is enhanced by key lime juice & lime zest to present a tropical citrus aroma, subtle key lime & coconut flavors, and a bitter lime zest finish.”
Random: Lime is becoming one of my favorite flavors in both food and beer. When it’s done well, it adds a really nice brightness.
This brew poured with a one finger, cream-colored head that was very thick. It took awhile to dissipate and left limited lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and amber in color. The nose had some lime juice and lime zest, pineapple and mango. There was a touch of red grapefruit too. The taste was really bright. It started with the expected lime juice and lime flesh. It went into ripe pineapple, mango and grass. There was a significant cracker malt backbone, but it didn’t detract from the citrus. The body was medium thickness with just enough carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with lime and malt. I really enjoyed this beer and it would make for a great summer drinker or when you just want to think it’s summer. This is worth searching out.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0