Departed Soles Hops Cover A Multitude Of Grain

Here’s another Jersey beer that I popped open. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6.6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our brewery is proud to offer one of the most unique selections of craft beer not only in New Jersey, but all of the Tri-State Area. Departed Soles is one of the only brewery’s crafting beer with tradition ingredients, such as barley and wheat, as well as options with 100% Gluten Free ingredients, fermented in dedicated fermentations vessels. Below is a selection of beers that we brew in our Jersey City brewery throughout the year, many of which are served in our Tasting Room any given weekend!”

Random: This beer doesn’t exist on the Departed Soles website or Beer Advocate. The only information I found was from Untappd.

The beer poured with a thick, ecru colored head. It took awhile to go away, but left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and a dirty orange color with only moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some pine needles along with grass. There were also some tropical mango notes as well with caramel malt at the end. The tropical notes were not all that strong. The taste was a bit maltier than I expected. It had some caramel malt sweetness and then went into grass and pine. The tropical note was a bit lost in the taste. The finish was quick with malt. I can’t recall how much I paid for this one, but I believe I picked it up as a single. It was a pounder can, which is my preferred contained, but the flavors were just muddied on this one. I wouldn’t rush to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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