I’ve mentioned it before, but I really like “Brew Dogs.” When I heard about the show coming to the Esquire network, I was cautiously optimistic given how the “Brew Masters” show on Discovery Channel went. But, I think it’s really well done and I look forward to watching every new episode. Anyways, let’s try their IPA.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother of an ale. A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg Bopping around India and the sub-continent. This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create a devastating explosion of flavour. Steel yourself for Kalashnikov bursts of caramel, incendiary tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, before a spiky bitter finish. This is quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist. Turn up the volume. Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, pimped up Maharajah of Pale Ales. Nothing will ever be the same again.”
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This beer poured with one finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, orange with moderate carbonation. There was a decent amount of floaties visible. The nose was all grapefruit and pith without any malt to back it up. The taste was a bit more malt-dominant. I got bready malt, followed up by grapefruit pith and lemon. The body was thick with high carbonation. The finish was long and bitter with grapefruit. This was a good IPA for someone who is more into hops. I would definitely have this again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0