Yeah, that sounds complicated, but when you’re dealing with Evil Twin, the east coast gypsy brewer, you have to move around a bit. Overshores Brewing Company in East Haven CT brewed and canned this one, and Twelve Percent in Brooklyn NY distributed it.
The beer has one of my favorite names I’ve seen in the last year: I PLAN ON WRITING AN EPIC POEM ABOUT THIS GORGEOUS IPA.
And I plan on writing a moderately length blog about it.
Two things, first off: one, it is gorgeous. And two, it’s about as Northeast Style IPA as you can get.
It looks like orange juice, very cloudy, very orange, with a darkening hue as you go further down the glass. I honestly don’t recall seeing a beer do something like that before. There’s not much head, but it does have mild lacing.
Smell is orange juice and dank hops. I’m thinking there’s a lot of citra hops in this one. Damn, does it smell good.
Taste….um, orange juice? Yep. Totally citrusy and hoppy, dank and juicy. There’s a very slight tangy bitterness all the way on the back end. Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied, and has a mildness for 7% abv.
This is an outstanding beer, a damn strong IPA and as I said, it’s about as strong an example of a Northeast Style IPA that I’ve come across in a long time.
NOTE: after I posted this, I saw that it’s made with “hefty amounts of Galaxy, Amarillo and FF hops”. No Citra. Color me surprised.