Summer is officially half over which means so is the Summer of Tasting Notes. Here’s number 47 of the 94 daily tasting notes…and it’s a good one!
NOTES: Draft @ J. Clyde in Birmingham
STYLE: Imperial IPA
APPEARANCE: Deep, hazy amber
HEAD: Off-white, meringue-like head that lasts and lasts
LACING: Excellent, thick, clingy lace
NOSE: The wood aging keeps the nose mellow and soft, but the notes of caramel malts, pine resin, and grapefruit are unmistakable. Smells like a clean, smooth IPA, but the tickle from the noseburn at the end of each whiff hints at its “Imperial” nature.
TASTE: Nice and sweet with plenty of hops character holding it together. Vanilla and toffee in the malt profile and citrus fruit and spruce in the hops. It’s robust and has a great depth of flavor.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-to-full with excellent carbonation. A very creamy, smooth brew.
DRINKABILITY: 10% ABV and a fairly full mouthfeel keep this from being a session brew. But it’s still an easy-sipping brew that disappears dangerously fast.
RATING: 3.5 Hops