- ABV: 6.9%, Style: Double IPA
- Brewed in Portsmouth, NH, USA
- Best before April 2013
- Served: 355ml bottle poured into a BrewDog tulip
I’ve had this beer before, a long time ago when Port Street Beer House just opened. I didn’t much like it. Today I’m drinking it right after the Finest Kind IPA to give it a bit more context.
Look: Similarly hazy, straw coloured beer with floating particles floating. Possibly a shade more orange than the Finest Kind. Similar floating sediment though. It also has a bigger head with more lacing.
Aroma: Grass, resin, florals and way more booze.
Taste: This beer is an explosion of bitterness from start to finish. I think it’s still too much for me. It doesn’t balance very well. I love the idea of it but it’s far too harsh, right from the first sip.
Mouthfeel: Higher carbonation than Finest Kind and much dryer.
Overall: I think that’s it for me and Big A. It’s really not a beer I want to revisit. Sadly, not recommended.
- 11th March 2013, Sustainable Alcoholic