Palmetto Seas The Day IPA

Posted: February 23, 2017 in American IPA, Palmetto Brewing Company, Reviews

Our first night in Hilton Head, we ended up at a seafood restaurant called Poseidon. It got positive reviews and I was craving tuna. Unfortunately, they sat us in the middle of the children’s area, which tends to really irritate my mother. This beer is their house beer, so since I was never going to get the chance to try it again, I gave it a shot.


ABV: 4.7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: This beer was made specifically for the Poseidon restaurant by Palmetto Brewing Company. There is literally no other information about this beer online.

Random: Hilton Head is just about as expensive as Jersey, which is saying something.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly, but left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a dark amber color and clear. There was a lot of carbonation visible on the beer. The first thing that struck me about the nose was how incredibly sweet it was for an IPA. There was a lot of caramel malt and almost a honey quality to it, but the hops came through quickly to save the scent. It had some grass and earthy notes to it. The taste was a bit of a letdown, but given the nose, it didn’t surprise me. The hops came through first as wet grass and some dirt. It went into the same malt that was on the nose with caramel and toffee and was a bit too sweet for my liking. Luckily, the body was quite light and had a lot of carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet with caramel. I wasn’t a big fan of this beer and it seemed a bit odd to me to have the “house beer” at a seafood joint be something on the sweeter side. But, it was easy to throw back and I did finish. I won’t be going back to this beer.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0


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