This was the second beer that I had in Ptown. This place was one of my favorites the last time that I was there. This time, it wasn’t so great. The lobster roll was tasty, but the service was rushed…to the point that they put the check down while we were still eating. Unfortunately, bad service was going to be a trend on our vacation.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “In January of 2017, our brand new 10,000 sq foot brewery opened for production just behind the tasting room. The added space meant room for more fermenters as well as some much needed upgrades like a laboratory, grain silo, office space, and our own canning line. This expansion has allowed us to increase distribution of kegs and cans within our home state, branch into New York and Massachusetts, and renovate our tasting room (coming soon!). While we do not currently offer tours of our production facility, our knowledgeable tasting room staff is always happy to chat about our beers and the brewing process. Our beer can be found on draft or in cans at over 650 Vermont establishments as well as an increasing number of locations around Massachusetts and New York State. The tasting room remains at the original Shelburne Rd. location, as do countless memories of where it all began.”
Random: After I had the regular IPA on draft, I saw they had this in cans and had to have it.
The beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a bright golden orange color with no visible carbonation. Unlike many of the IPAs now, the body was clear. The nose was filled with pine and grapefruit rind. The taste was very hoppy with a lot of grapefruit and pine. After a few sips, I picked up tangerine as well. There was a touch of malt at the end. The body was on the thick side, but not overwhelming with generous carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tangerine and grapefruit. This beer was outstanding and one that I would happily consume again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0