Honor Warrior IPA

Today’s beer is one that I picked up in Maryland. The Total Wine that we stopped at was absolutely huge and had a lot of beers from breweries I’ve never heard of. This one is the first that I’ve ever had from the brewery, which is based in Virginia. The brewery is owned by veterans, which is pretty cool.

ABV: 6.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Warrior IPA is bold and flavorful American ale that showcases the intense citrus and pine aromatics of U.S. hop varieties. It is brewed with a mixture of lightly kilned malted barley and a generous amount of un-malted oats for enhanced body. Heavy late additions of Nugget, Zythos, and Ahtanum hops bring forth flavors reminiscent of lemon balm, grapefruit zest, dank herbs, bright citrus fruit and pine forest.”

Random: This beer came in at 65 IBUs.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and lemon juice colored with moderate carbonation. The nose was dominated by lemon zest and aged lemon peel. The taste was reminiscent of lemon pledge. It also had notes of lemon juice, lemon balm and a certain off-putting herbaceous note. It had a certain flavor of old, oily lemon peels. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with lemon balm. A can of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This beer was a miss for me, especially when the market is flooded with IPAs.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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