Calvert Route 4 IPA

Val and I have certain shows that we watch together. Because of our work schedules, we usually save up a season full and then watch them on a weekend. We’re watching “The Fosters” right now, which really should just be called “Awkward Moments and Bad Decisions.” Despite that, we continue to watch the show. Let’s get to beer time.

ABV: 6.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “For all you hop thrill seekers, the journey down Route 4 is one for the books. Route 4 summons good memories of a journey home, and bitter memories of a perilous work day. With a bouquet of grapefruit, pine and peach on the nose, and enough caramel malt to balance out the hop bitterness, this IPA is restrained, balanced and easy-drinking.”

Random: This beer uses Simcoe, Galaxy, Nugget, Magnum, and Citra hops.

The beer poured with a huge and fluffy, four finger, slightly tan head. It hung around for awhile and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and dark amber in color. It had a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of caramel malt up front and the remains of dried citrus. The taste was more piney than citrusy. It had pine cleaner and then transitioned into dried grapefruit peel, but it was really, overwhelmingly malty. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had an unfortunate and lengthy malty finish. A can of this was $1.67, which came to $.14 per ounce. I’m not sure if I got an old can, but this just wasn’t my thing.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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