Archive for the ‘Twisted Manzanita Ale’ Category

Today’s selection is an IPA from a brewery I know nothing about. To my knowledge, Jersey doesn’t get distribution of this beer, so I picked it up in Pennsylvania.

twistedmanzanita

ABV: 6.8%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “IPA’s from Temecula & San Diego were our earliest ‘Go-To’ beers as we made the transition from macro to micro. When it came time to craft our own take on the style we knew we wanted West Coast hopping with a more robust malt presence than anything we could find on the market. Lightly kilned caramel malts round out the pungent, piney chinook dry-hopping. As its smooth mouthfeel dissipates into a pleasantly bitter finish, we hope you’ll find out IPA an elegant outlier from its hometown crowd.”

Random: I just read one of the Philly prospects for baseball lost an eye due to a stretching band snapping back into his face. Poor kid.

The beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright orange in color. There was light carbonation visible as well. The nose had a lot of bright citrus. I found tangerine, clementine, and a floral note that was almost perfume-like. The taste was filled with tangerine rind and clementines. I didn’t pick up tangerine flesh, which would have really helped the taste. Musty malt came through and it didn’t help the flavor profile. The body was on the thicker side with carbonation that a bit too light. It had a quick finish with tangerine peel. A can of this was $2.12, which broke down to $.18 per ounce. This beer was alright, but nothing to write home about.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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