Today was another long day. I really can’t wait until the weekend. I have a few bombers calling my name. Anyways, I hit up the gym and had a really good session. I also got another 70 pages read of the Andrew Carnegie biography that I started yesterday. He was actually a pretty interesting guy, from what I’ve read so far. Now, I’m planted on the couch watching “Gangland” from the History Channel and getting ready to crack one of the last beers of my Massachusetts stash open.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to wikipedia, “The Kennebec River is a 150-mile (240 km) river in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. It rises in Moosehead Lake in west central Maine. The East and West Outlets join at Indian Pond and the river then flows southward where it is joined, at The Forks by the Dead River, also called the West Branch then continues southward past the cities of Madison, Skowhegan, Waterville, and the state capital Augusta. At Richmond, it flows into Merrymeeting Bay, a 16-mile (26 km) freshwater tidal bay into which also flow the Androscoggin River and five smaller rivers. The Kennebec then runs past the shipbuilding center of Bath, thence to the Gulf of Maine in the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean tides affect the river height as far north as Augusta. Tributaries of the Kennebec River include the Carrabassett River, Sandy River, and Sebasticook River. The name ‘Kennebec’ comes from Eastern Abenaki, meaning ‘large body of still water, large bay.'”
Random: Pictures of the Kennebec look really pretty. Although, I do love Maine, so I’m not surprised that I like it.
First of all, holy head Batman! This initially poured with a three finger, fluffy, off white head that hung around forever, yet left no lacing on the glass. That surprised me for some reason as I poured it pretty slowly. The body was a hazy burnt orange with mild carbonation. On the nose, I got some grass and earthiness, followed by a bit of caramel malt. This was definitely not a West Coast IPA. It was more subtle. On the first sip, I was a little surprised. I got a lot more caramel malt and sweetness than bitterness. It was almost a struggle to find the hops. The bitterness came out slightly at the end, right before the insanely quick finish. It also had more carbonation than was visible initially. Honestly, I was disappointed at the lack of bitterness in this brew. Pass on this one.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0