NOTES: Bottle at Copperpot Hollow with the Professor
STYLE: American IPA
APPEARANCE: Clear copper/orange. It looked yummy.
HEAD: Light, but substantial enough to produce some consistent and intricate…
LACING: As I said. It was consistent and intricate. Can’t you people fucking read?
NOSE: Like most Aleheads, I’m a sucker for IPAs. This puppy is no different. As any great representation of the style should do, the nose consisted of strong citrus, pine, floral essences, and a touch of malty sweetness.
TASTE: As the nose implies, west-coast-style citrus and hops greet you at the door, invite you in, and introduce you to pine, resin, and just enough malt sweetness. Bitter hops see you out, with no sign of Mr. Alcohol Burns.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied with crisp, steady carbonation.
DRINKABILITY: The Professor and I agreed that we could have drank these all day. Unfortunately, he had to drive into Boston after lunch, and I was left to drink the rest. Alone. In my barn.
RATING: This is a fantastic representation of the style. Although the pirate-themed marketing for their company is corny at best, I bought it anyway. I’d never heard of this beer; needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. 3.5 Hops.