Tonight’s New Year’s Eve. We tend to stay close to home, so I’m sure we’ll be doing something low key tonight. But, it will definitely involve a few beers.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Springdale Beer experiments with innovation, drinkability, and balance while exploring the boundaries of fermentation and flavor. Launched by industry veterans in 2016 as an offshoot of Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Springdale is a taproom and blendery in Framingham, MA, crafting characterful, creative ales and barrel-aged beer, which are available throughout the Northeast. Ales, IPAs and barrel-aged beers make up the core of Springdale’s portfolio. Pearly, our country-style can-conditioned witbier is light, lively and expressive, while our breakfast stout Brigadeiro is packed with luscious flavors of coffee and chocolate. We also can our IPAs and suggest drinking them fresh; they’re packed with huge, expressive hop flavors from American and Australian hops. Our barrel-aged series, on the other hand, can be cellared indefinitely. This includes unfruited wild ales and beers fermented on a wide variety of fruit, including apricots (Apriculture) cherries (Kriek Mythology) and raspberries (Poive Raz).”
Random: I start a reading challenge on Goodreads for Nonfiction on the 1st. I read 168 books this year, so I’m hoping to get 200 this year.
The beer poured with a one finger, pillowy white head. It dissipated at a fast pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange color with no visible carbonation. The nose had some tropical fruit, but not much. I picked up some guava and then it quickly went into grain. The taste had some grass along with guava and mango. There was some grain to it coupled with some alcohol that dried it out. The body was on the medium side with a lot of carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky with fruit. I thought this was a great beer and definitely would have this one again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0