Dan tastes an American IPA from some old family history, Devil Anse, care of GVBC via friend Charles earlier during the pandemic.
STYLE: American IPA
INGREDIENTS: Medium Crystal and American 2-Row malts; Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops
AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can, Draft (Year-Round)
Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.
Light golden in color with a nice white, fluffy head.
Citrus, with grapefruit and lemon/lime leading and a hint of pine on the back.
Balance. It’s almost as if the malt and hops were the Hatfields and McCoys respectively. Grainy sweetness with some hop assertiveness continuing from the aroma.
Fairly dry with a good body and pleasant carbonation.
Artwork and story from this is on point! The taste is really nostalgic in some ways, as it takes a page from the classic American IPA with its recipe/approach. Pair this whatever you feel like, but I was feeling wings at the time.
Thank you so much to Charles for sharing this during the pandy.
Cheers and remember:
Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.