Napa Smith Organic IPA

Organic brews have become all the rage. To me, personally, I’m not down with the whole organic thing. I don’t judge anyone who is all about it, but I think it’s a way to jack the price of something up and I’m cheap. I haven’t had many organic beers and I don’t think that I’ve had an organic IPA, so no idea what to really expect on this one.

ABV: 7.1%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We set out first and foremost to make a great IPA, using only the finest organic ingredients. The aroma of our Organic IPA can be described as floral, and even earthy from the use of Palisade, Tettnang and Smaragd hops. Our Organic IPA contains a nice malt backbone that supports the generous amount of hops, and finishes with a bitterness and soft citrus character that discerning IPA drinkers will enjoy.”

Random: This is also the first Napa Smith brew that I’ve had.

This beer poured with a two finger, fluffy white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear orange color with lots of visible carbonation. The nose had grapefruit and grass with a weird band-aid smell to it. It could be possibly infected, but I definitely didn’t enjoy it. The taste was primarily lemon and grapefruit with the same band-aid flavor that I picked up in the nose. The body was light with moderate carbonation. It finished long and bitter. I didn’t like anything about this brew. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0