Monday, June 27, 2011

Red Brick Double IPA

Today I'm drinking Red Brick Double IPA brewed by Atlanta Brewing Company in Atlanta, Georgia. The standard "Beer From Around Here" slogan appears on the cap and front of an extremely uninspiring label. The phrase DOUBLE IPA appears on a shield backed by a diagonal line design. Reminds me of one of those "smart kid" tests where they want you to find something hidden in the pattern. Anyway, gold and brown blend into each other in a very drab way. Let's hope the beer is awesome, which is what really matters.

Very bready malty aroma, with light orange fruit and a hint of spice.  Heavy sweet malty beginning. Tons of bread and candy and tropical fruit flavors. A little syrupy and definitely way way way too sweet. Some spicy black pepper and pine flavors try to thin out the thickness, but they are no match for the overt sweet flavors here.

The alcohol is noticeable yet nicely masked. A bit under-carbonated makes for an even less desirable experience. It is smooth, but not very enjoyable. Average at best and there are literally dozens of beers in this style that I would choose before this one. Sorry to break that to you. Gonna have a Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA now. Take that as a recommendation.

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