Brickyard IPA

Not sure if this one should be entered as a DIPA, but for now it’s just a LARGE IPA! Josh says, “Light Copper in color, with a huge hop aroma followed by a strong hop bitterness. This one is for all you hop heads out there!”

I would describe the color as much more yellow than copper. A real butterscotch hue in the glass, with almost a “cask like” head. For those of you unfamiliar, that means really just some soapy bubbles on top of the beer rather than a tightly formed, compact and dense “white” head. Bubbles leave some pleasing lace.

No doubt that we have a bitter, solid IPA here. Drinks well below the advertised 7.1% and acts as a real thirst quencher that satisfies right off the bat. Grassy notes upfront that settle to a more rounded bitter palate in the back. Slight metal sits pleasingly in the finish and aftertaste.

A VERY interesting beer. Aroma is backed up by a ballsy hop presence that remains in check with the malt backbone. I got some alcohol, but it did not seem anywhere near 7.1%. Very impressed with the drinkability – one look and it was gone!

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07/04/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 7.1 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.2
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