Last time Val and I were in South Jersey, we went to Surf Taco in Jackson. Val loves Surf Taco despite so many of the items having onions (Val hates onions). My favorite thing to order there is the Mahi taco baja style, which means they make it extra spicy. They also have a really good beer selection and their taps turn over pretty quickly. This was one of the selections I had there.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer was inspired by both East and West coast IPAs. Drawing its dank piney hop character from the West, and its smooth light bitterness, along with its dry ‘crushabilty’ from the East, Vine Shine combines both styles to make a truly unique IPA.”
Random: I love having a real fireplace. The cats do too.
The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow in color with no carbonation. The nose was really grassy and bright with some citrus peel as well. The taste was equally light and bright. There were notes of grass, grapefruit and orange and a touch of biscuit at the end. The body was moderately thick with lots of carbonation. On the finish, I picked up some grapefruit pith and it lasted awhile on the tongue. Since I picked up a pint of this while out, I didn’t take note of the cost, but this was a solid flavorful beer that I had no problem throwing back. If you see it on draft, give it a shot.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0