Jersey is getting all sorts of distribution lately and I was very excited to see this brewery being one of the ones hitting the shelves.
Style: American Double/Imperial IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Decorah was the site of a Ho-Chunk village beginning around 1840. Several Ho-Chunks had settled along the Upper Iowa River that year when the United States Army forced them to remove from Wisconsin. In 1848, the United States removed the Ho-Chunks again to a new reservation in Minnesota, opening their Iowa villages to white settlers. The first whites to settle were the Day family from Tazewell County, Virginia. According to local Congregationalist minister Rev. Ephraim Adams, the Days arrived in June 1849 with the Ho-Chunks’ ‘tents still standing—with the graves of the dead scattered about where now run our streets and stand our dwellings.’ Judge Eliphalet Price suggested that the Days name their new settlement Decorah after Ho-Chunk leader Waukon Decorah, who was a U.S. ally during the Black Hawk War of 1832.”
Random: I have never been to Iowa. I would like to visit this brewery, though.
The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left a lot of spiderweb lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and yellow in color, with no carbonation visible. The nose was filled with fruit. I picked up pineapple, mango, guava and orange. There was some orange peel as well. The taste was filled with fresh fruity hops. It started with a lot of pineapple and mango and went into grapefruit and orange with lemon zest as well. The body was the perfect thickness with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with mango. I loved this beer. It’s a beer that is definitely worthy of the hype.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0