Continuing my week or so of American craft beers obtained via transactions, Blind Pig IPA by Russian River Brewing Company graced my glass. Not the first time I have had this beer but something seemed to be off. Let’s not jump to conclusions, the beer was tasty, it just that it wasn’t as aromatic or tasty as I remembered from past experiences.
Of course I had to figure out why. I started looking at the American craft beers that I have been grading or just having in general: all big IPAs. My taste buds this past few days has seemed subdued: none of the IPAs that I have revisited from past experience have been as robust. The aroma and taste just seem to fall flat.
Am I experiencing IPA overload? 😉
I know that IPAs can pummel the taste buds and I am thinking that repeated abuse in a short period of time has allowed them bounce back. Unfortunately tomorrow is going to be more of the same with Rich, so we shall see. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 10 (35%), Overall: 9.6
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