It’s been about 4 years since I’ve had a beer from this brewery. The last one I had was their Blood Orange Pale Ale, which I enjoyed before an Ingrid Michaelson concert. This beer was given to me by my cousin during our annual family reunion at my parents’ house.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “So what’s the Bay Way, anyway? The Bay we’re talking about is the Great South Bay, 151 square miles of shallow saltwater heaven stretching to the horizon off the south shore of Long Island, New York. Protected by barrier islands (OK, so technically it’s a lagoon), the Bay is perfectly calm most days, making it a perfect home for 85 species of fish and countless species of fun – from boating to bathing to sport fishing to just leaning back and taking in the gloriousness of it all. Here, the focus is on quality of life, quality of friends, and quality of pretty much everything else – that’s the Bay Way. Whatever we are doing, we put in the thought, time and toil to do it right. When it comes to Bay brews, it’s not about how much we can make; it’s about how much better we can make it. It’s not about how fast we can turn it out, but about how fast the smile appears on your face when you taste it. All of our beers are craft brewed using the highest quality malts and the finest hops we can get our hands on using recipes that have been endlessly tinkered with and processes that are meticulously executed. What surfaces is a mouthful of unique flavor characteristics not common to any other beers. But don’t take our word for it – the proof is in the pint!”
Random: I’m not a big fan of this brewery’s website. It had very little information about the beer.
The beer poured with a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left very little lacing on the glass. The body was golden in color and clear with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose had some grassy hops and caramel malts, but not much else. The taste had a decent dose of citrus. I specifically picked up orange and grapefruit. It had a nice amount of malt as well to balance the bitterness. Grass came through as well. The body was on the lighter side of the style, with generous carbonation. It had a quick finish with grapefruit. Since this was a gift, I’m not sure of the cost, but either way, I liked this beer. It was an easy drinker, it just didn’t pull many punches.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0