Dark City Charrette

Tonight’s selection is another (relatively) local beer. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 7.3%

Style: Belgian IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We often get asked about how and why we chose the name Dark City Brewing Company. We chose it for several reasons. Mainly it is a widely known nickname for Asbury Park. There are many interpretations as to where, when and why this nickname came about. Our decision to adopt this name and run with it comes from our desire to celebrate Asbury Park’s ability to bounce back from hardships of every form. This city has been around for a long time, it has seen a lot of ups and downs, hurricanes, ships running aground, race riots, power outages, you name it. Guess what? It’s still here, stronger than ever. We think that is pretty awesome and worthy of raising a glass to. Cheers to the City by the Sea.”

Random: I’ve been to Dark City and their bar is really pretty.

The brew poured with a two finger, off white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left some lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and a burnt orange in color. There was a decent amount of carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. The nose started with Belgian yeast, bubble gum and spice. There was some citrus from the hops as well. I picked up white peppercorn and pear as well. The taste started with much of the same. It had a lot of bubble gum and Belgian yeast. There was some spice from the rye, along with white peppercorns. Dry crackers came through next, along with pear. The body was on the thicker side and there was a bite from the alcohol. The finish was quick with rye spice. A can was $4, which came to $.25 per ounce. I thought this beer was nice, I just wish the booze flavor was toned down.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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