Haverhill Leatherlips IPA

Since I’m up anyways watching the Home Run derby, why not review another beer? This is another one from the Massachusetts stash, which is getting pretty low. I have a few a bombers left and only a few singles left.

ABV: 5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Founded in 2003 as the TAP brewpub in downtown Haverhill Massachusetts, the Haverhill Brewery has quickly been increasing its local distribution to bars and liquor stores throughout the Massachusetts and Northern Rhode Island Area.”

Random: I think that it was so nice for Robinson Cano to have his father pitch to him. Call it the sentimentalist in me.

This brew poured with a barely there white head that dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a golden orange color with moderate carbonation and visible “stuff” in the glass. The nose was full of floral scents and fresh grapefruit. Smelled like a beer for a hop head like me. The taste was instantly pine, transitioned into a little grapefruit and finished with a bit of malt sweetness. My only complaint on this brew is that it was way under carbonated. I’m guess it was probably because the bottle had been sitting around for awhile. The more that I sipped the beer, the more that I got the caramel malt. This was definitely a great session IPA due to the low ABV. I just wish I got a fresher bottle. But this brew was spot on. Grab one if you can find it!

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0