Beers like this 8% sour DIPA, ‘Symmetrical Garden’ is why. With a run of adjuncts more akin to a grocery list (pineapple purée 🍍, caramel, coconut flakes🥥, coffee ☕️ and vanilla), on paper this could easily be interpreted as a complete mess. It is anything but.
Aside from the ridiculousness of that body, the first couple of sips hit me front and center with caramel and coconut. Coupled with that full and thiccc body, it reminded me briefly of chugging caramel sauce as a kid because I was too impatient to wait for dessert. The pineapple and sour element follows soon after and had me struggling to put the glass down. I didn’t really get the coffee, to be fair, unless it was used to offset another element or contribute to that subtle citrus bitterness that came through on the finish.
Beer: Hoppy Beerday
Brewer: Outer Light (@outerlightbrewing)
Style: Milkshake IPA
Picked up this one back on Outer Light's birthday celebration, described as "Strawberry Guava Milkshake IPA in celebration of Outer Light’s 4th aniversary." It smelled strongly of strawberry 😊 and tasted fruity, sweet, and smooth. Pretty good stuff, but not something I'd drink all day every day 🤣 I saw it at a local store recently so go give it a try 😎🍻
130311 hours ago
Short’s Brewing Company | Juicy Brut | Session IPA
Tried this sessionable brew from @shortsbrewing which they describe as having both the hop juiciness and brut dryness. I can certainly agree that it has a little bit of both, making it a little easier on the palate for those who may not like the extreme dryness of a regular brut IPA. I think most noticeable to me was the piney and citrusy flavors overall. Pretty decent. #iDrinkSoMuchBeer
254146 hours ago
Two brews from @fortnightbeer and a empty glass.... We all know what happens next... The Carolina Amber Ale and the Coffee Amber Ale are two brews I scored a while back @craftcansleiden 😎 He has a amazing range and variety on amazing brews! And if your following @fsommagazine already, you know that there is an awesome discount code!
Another brewery with a retractable roof?! Nice work Melbourne 👏 Moon Dog had quirky cool beach vibes and the beers were delicious! 🌴 Plus, begins that bookcase there’s a secret door 🤫So fun!
🍺: Tropical Bongo Fury—Passionfruit & Pineapple IPA at @moondogbrewing