Tonight’s beer hails from Jersey, so let’s get to it.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Fairfield is a township in far northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 7,466, reflecting an increase of 403 (+5.7%) from the 7,063 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 552 (-7.2%) from the 7,615 counted in the 1990 Census. Fairfield is the least densely populated town in Essex County. The first Europeans to settle in the area were Dutch and the place was called Gansegat. Later it was part of Horse Neck and officially part of Newark Township. What is now Fairfield was formed on February 16, 1798, as Caldwell Township from portions of Acquackanonk Township and Newark Township. The area was named for Rev. James Caldwell. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. Portions of the township were taken to create Livingston (February 8, 1813), Fairmount Township (March 11, 1862, now part of West Orange), Caldwell borough (February 10, 1892), Verona Township (February 17, 1892, now known and including what is now Cedar Grove), North Caldwell (March 31, 1898), Essex Fells (March 31, 1902) and West Caldwell (February 24, 1904). On November 6, 1963, Caldwell Township was renamed as Fairfield Township, based on the results of a referendum passed the previous day. Fairfield was reincorporated as borough on June 8, 1964. In 1978, the borough passed a referendum reincorporating itself as a township, becoming the second of more than a dozen Essex County municipalities to reclassify themselves as townships in order take advantage of federal revenue sharing policies that allocated townships a greater share of government aid to municipalities on a per capita basis.”
Random: I’m relatively familiar with Fairfield, NJ as I went to high school in the same county.
The beer poured with a wispy, one finger head that was white. It dissipated quickly and it left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, bright yellow color with no carbonation visible due to the haziness. The nose started with an earthy note that went into some floral notes as well. There was not much else. The taste was more robust. The floral notes came out first and then went into grapefruit notes. The earthy note was still there and came through at the end with the malt. The body was on the lighter side with a lot of carbonation. It had a quick floral finish. I enjoyed this beer and would have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0