Tonight’s beer is one from Karl Strauss that I had awhile back, when I was out in California. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a San Diego, California-based craft brewery with eleven brewpub locations across Southern California and an onsite tasting room at their main brewery in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego. Besides being available at its own brewpubs the company’s beers are distributed across all of California. Karl Strauss is the oldest surviving brewery in San Diego County, having been founded in 1989, and is credited with launching the county’s rise to prominence in the craft brewing industry. Based on 2016 sales volume it is the 47th largest brewery in the United States. In 2016 Karl Strauss was declared the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.”
Random: The Karl Strauss logo reminds me of the Jack Daniels logo.
The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was slightly cloudy and bright yellow in color. The nose had a lot of pine needles and some caramel malt. The taste was much of the same. There was a lot of pine needles and grass along with malt. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick finish with pine. This was a decent IPA that was worth a shot.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0