On the way back from Boston, Val and I stopped in Connecticut at her alma mater, Wesleyan University. We stopped at a beer store in town and this was just chilling on the shelf. It had to come home with me.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The beer. The ‘Bot. The legend. This sought-after Double IPA packs in a whole mess of hops in order to churn out a bombastic citrus taste full of orange peel, mildly dank whiffs of pine, and a deceptively easy-flowing flavor. There’s just enough haze in this one to satisfy the ‘Hops Heads’ while it’s not to bitter/crazy for first-timers to enjoy this fruity brew.”
Random: The brewery’s website is weirdly slow.
The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a slow pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was clear and golden-yellow in color with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose was filled with lots of fruit. I picked up grapefruit, pineapple and mango along with oranges. There was also some malt on the nose. The taste was even better than the nose. There was a lot of fresh tropical fruit with the same pineapple, mango, grapefruit and orange. It had a green herbal note that followed up with fresh cut grass. At the end of the sip was a touch of caramel malt to balance out the hops. There was a touch of booze that came through. The body was on the lighter side of the style with a generous amount of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky with grass. This beer was exceptional and a great example of the style. Get your hands on this one.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0