Thursday, August 27, 2015

Screamin' Reels IPA

I met Saltwater Brewery founders Dustin and Pete a little over a year ago. Since then, I've been able to visit their Delray Beach brewery and even bumped into them at a few beer festivals. One of the beers I tasted that first meeting from a growler, Screamin' Reels IPA, was on the shelf today at my local liquor store. So of course I grabbed a can.

The can art is awesome, one of Pete's fine art fishing designs - I'm pretty sure I saw a few similar paintings at the brewery. The brewery tagline "EXPLORE THE DEPTHS OF BEER" along with a profile of "Tropical, Bitter, Hoppy" adorn this Reef Series beer. 7% alcohol. 75 IBU. Canned 7/30/15

Fresh,  tropical fruity aroma with a touch of pine. Pine flavors start but sweet hints of pineapple and tropical fruit and caramel add some nuances. Despite those sweeter malty attempts, Screamin' Reels leans pretty bitter. Very fresh and hoppy and a great local IPA. Check it out and the brewery as well!

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