One of the things I enjoy about vacation is having time to watch sports. Val isn’t into sports, but she’s nice enough to let me watch them. Hockey just started and playoff baseball is on (go Red Sox), so there’s no shortage of things to watch. All I need is a nice beer to go along with it.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “First, we streamed mulberry juice thorough Interboro’s Mad Fat Fluid and completely fermented it dry, creating a plush base of berry neutral aromas. Next, we swapped in a luscious mix of Wai-Iti, Rakau, Citra & Mosaic hops, organized in a manner just bitter enough to reset your notions at the moment when you think you have sorted where the juice’s juice ends and the hops’ juiciness begins.”
Random: I don’t think I’ve ever tried a mulberry on its own.
The beer poured with a finger of fluffy, pure white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, dark yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of mulberry and quickly transitioned into raspberry and grapefruit rind. The taste had a bit more tropical hop note to it with some pineapple and mango, along with mulberry and grapefruit rind. The alcohol was well-integrated and the body was on the lighter side. It had generous carbonation. The finish was lengthy with grapefruit rind and mulberry. I thought this beer was pretty good and had a nice balance of mulberry and IPA notes. I would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0