Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in Beer on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Finally! Back on the saddle of American craft beer reviewing last night. Not a huge night of beer analysis but enough to wet the appetite for the next few days and into the weekend. I ended up having to IPAs: one American and one English.
The American IPA, Hopmouth by Arcadia Brewing Company, seemed to be more English than American. Not a bad beer, just that the aroma had a bit of buttery aroma to it. As we all know aromas sneak in while tasting so it followed mildly into the taste. There was also a bit of lingering bitterness that seamed a little amped up at times. 7 Aroma, 7 Taste, 8 Look, 7 Drinkability – 7.2/10
The nightcap of the evening was Yards India Pale Ale by Yards Brewing Company, an English IPA. I have to admit that I drank this one second assuming that it would be the lesser of the two beers. I was wrong! A nice fruity, juicy, tropical fruit like aroma that carries into the taste. The sweet, juiciness is balanced by a slightly bitter finish that dries. 9 Aroma, 8 Taste, 8 Look, 8 Drinkability – 8.3/10
Yards IPA definitely stole the show but both are worth a try. Enjoy!