Pours a murky, dark orange. I get ripe cherries, damp earth, and caramel in the aroma. What’s interesting about this beer is that the alcohol hits the chest immediately, but they’ve crafted in such a way that you won’t taste the alcohol. Similar to a barleywine, I get a wine-like tartness in the flavor. At 85 IBUs, it’s got a pungeant, grapefruit bitterness, yet it’s remarkably well balanced out with caramel and bread malt flavors. I think of the IPA as a summer beer, but this beer would find easy company with winter warmers. It’s certainly not one to drink lightly at a barbeque; its high ABV (11.5%) is better suited for sipping in the cozy indoors on a cold, winter day.
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