Offshoot Splits

I’ve started to bike a lot at home for exercise and have been doing at least 7 miles a night. It is helping me lose weight, but sometimes I really don’t feel like doing it, but I’m trying to stick with it.

ABV: 6.6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The wait is over. Say hello to new, fresh, juicy, hoppy, aromatic beers. We’re Offshoot Beer Co. – an offshoot, if you will, of The Bruery, and the latest extension of the Famille Rue fam. Our wheelhouse? Hoppy beers. Think ‘IPA’ and ‘Double IPA’. And other stuff that has the acronym ‘IPA’ in the name. Pretty much any hoppy eruption that excites and tantalizes the taste buds is fair game. Our 16-oz. cans are released in limited supply and sold in 4-packs directly from our brewery for fresh enjoyment.”

Random: I really like this new set of offerings from The Bruery.

This beer poured with a large, three finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a slow pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was bright yellow with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had a lot of tropical fruit upfront. I specifically picked up some mango and pineapple. The taste had a bit more depth. I picked up the same pineapple and mango along with passionfruit. There was some grass as well. There was a touch of alcohol present as well. The body was on the heavier side with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with tropical fruit. I liked this beer a lot and would definitely have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Offshoot Relax (It’s Just A Hazy IPA)

While I was in DC, we stopped by an open air food market and grabbed lunch. Down the street happens to be where The Bruery put their East Coast location. Since they were only open on Saturday, we stopped by there to pick up some beer. This was one that I brought home.

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Relax features fruity, tropical and citrusy hop notes and a round, soft mouthfeel of a hazy IPA.”

Random: The website had absolutely no information except what you see above and that this brewery is an offshoot of The Bruery. I hope they put up some more information.

The beer poured with a loose, two finger head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and I could not see through it or see any carbonation either. The nose was very fragrant. It started with apricot and peach and quickly went into pineapple and mango. I couldn’t pick up any malt from the nose. The taste was very juicy, which was to be expected. I picked up orange juice and peach nectar that quickly went super tropical with pineapple and mango. There was a touch of pine and some grainy malt. The body was on the thick side and needed more carbonation. It had a sticky and lengthy finish. I enjoyed this beer, but there were many better examples of the style. It was also a bit too thick for my liking.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0