Quick update on this beer before the review. This was part of an AMAZING run of gift beers I’ve been on….this, Heady, and 4 Bourbon Country in the last few weeks. The only thing better than beer? Friends. With that….another special treat from Vermont.
Presentation: Wow! Just wow! This beer looks like an amazing IPA right out of the can. Ridiculous, it’s so orange it’s almost orange juice. Just a beautiful IPA, I mean, I know I’m kind of a dork with this stuff but damn.
Style: American IPA
Brewery: Lawson’s Finest Liquids
ABV: 8% – Right at the low end of the wheelhouse and a perfect amount of booze.
IBU: 75 (pretty much what you’d expect, and not quite a DIPA)
Method: IPA glass……duh
Overall taste: HUGE citrus taste almost immediately that jives with the look of the beer. In this case, looks are not deceiving. You almost expect this to have orange pulp in it due to the huge citrus but it does not (probably a good thing). The 75 IBU is perfect at 8% so you really just rip this one back. Honestly, it might be the smoothest tasting IPA I’ve had…
Recommended drinking location: Anywhere you can, for me this was a rare treat in CA….if you find it, but it all and drink damn it.
Ideal consumption amount: Again, smoke’em if you got it…..drink as much of this as you can if you find it.