The holidays are always busy for us and this year was no different. We spent Sunday just hanging out on the couch, which we both desperately needed. I took the opportunity on Sunday to try to get through a few posts since I took such a long hiatus. Let’s get to it.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. and Carvel® Ice Cream have teamed up once again to help celebrate Carvel’s 85th Birthday with Cookie Puss® Birthday Beer! A thick and creamy Milkshake IPA that tastes like a vanilla celebration. Special edition can designed to celebrate 85 years of Carvel!”
Random: As a child, I loved Carvel ice cream cakes. It was always a special occasion to get a Cookie Puss or a Fudgie the Whale cake. My favorite part was the cookie crumbles in the middle of the ice cream.
The beer poured with a two finger, thick white head. It dissipated quickly and left little lacing on the glass. The body was a bright orange color and very hazy. As a result, I could not see any carbonation. The nose was surprisingly muted. I picked up lactose and vanilla. I didn’t get much in the way of hops. The taste was much of the same. I picked up vanilla and lactose and a touch of grass, but that was it. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with vanilla. I thought this beer was only okay. I wouldn’t have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0