Exhibit A Demo Tape Sixteen: India Pale Ale

When I was a kid, mix tapes were a big thing. You’d give them to your friends and play them until they got “played out” and didn’t sound right or if the actual tape came out, you’d have to get a pencil to put it back in.

ABV: 5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company offers a fun look at storytelling through beer with a subtle nod towards the meaning of life. While we may know the answer (42), it’s the questions that keep us searching. We are all about experiencing life and having a great beer or three along the way. If the beer came from our own brewery, even better! We keep our lives, and our beers, simple and honest. Beer was meant to be enjoyed together. So we invite you to join us at our brewery in Framingham, Massachusetts. While you are here, enjoy full, half or sample pours of our beers in our brewery taproom and 16 ounce cans and growlers to go. We think our beers taste the best in our brewery, but they will probably taste even better in the comfort of your own home, shared with friends and family. That’s because we believe it’s the way beer was meant to be enjoyed. We believe we have a responsibility to our customers to protect our environment, our community, our industry and most of all our staff. We take our obligation to sustainability and acting in an environmentally friendly way very seriously. So we use efficient modern procedures, care for the beer from brewing to packaging to ensure a quality product and use the freshest and tastiest ingredients available. Above all else, we promise to cultivate and foster a positive place to work for our staff and design and operate a brewery where our guests feel welcome and appreciated. Come visit our brewery in Framingham, MA and sample our liquid evidence for yourself.”

Random: I do remember asking my sister what an eight-track was when I found one in the garage.

The beer poured with a one finger, white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body looked a bit like orange-tinged mud. I couldn’t see much carbonation through the murkiness. The nose was very grassy and citrusy. It had lots of orange and grapefruit pith. The taste was equally citrusy and grassy. There was no malt to it, which was unfortunate because the beer could have used some malt. It had grapefruit juice and pith along with lemon peel. The body was on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. It had a quick, pithy finish. This was another beer gift, so no commentary on the price. I thought this beer was alright, but nothing amazing.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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