Thursday, September 13, 2012
Today I'm drinking HI.P.A. brewed by Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington, Vermont. This is one of their IPA on Tour series beers, and it was provided to me by the brewery. The label artwork is interesting. There is a woman that seems to have the galaxy for a hairdo, a modern day Jetsons chick perhaps.
Orange and lemony citrus aroma with an equal dose of bread dough. Biting lemon flavor start things off and carry all the way through to the finish. It's really a harsh rind and unpleasant bathroom cleanser type flavor. Light pine, grass. I'm still searching for any sweetness in the balance. Bitter, yet not really hoppy, and astringent.
Carbonation is good. Dry finish with a touch of the 6.7% alcohol. Not horrible but keep walking.