Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Today I'm "celebrating the aroma and taste of hops"... again! After checking out Goose Island's Ten Hills Pale Ale not too long ago, I was recently sent the second in their three-beer limited release series. Today it's Endless IPA that gets its day. This is a 5.0% alcohol "Session Ale" brewed with 100% Amarillo hops grown in Elk Mountain for Goose Island. 35 IBU. Bottled on 14MAR14 and available between 4/7/14 and July, 2014 so now's the time to check it out.
Fruity orange and pine are the most noticeable scents present--very nice. Fairly sweet orange flavors come first but are quickly balanced by some hoppy, piney flavors. Great carbonation tingle right from the start. Spicy with a citrusy lemon finish, and though well balanced, bitter easily wins in the end as expected. Very enjoyable and similar to other terrific "Session" Pales/IPAs that are on the market now.