Medford Brewing Company, IPA, Medford, MA
7.2% abv. Pours dark gold with a thin white head. Good Belgian lace. Orange zest and spruce on the nose. Medium bodied and hearty. Plenty of hops, but some great caramel malt weight that helps balance it with some sweetness. Touches of tropical fruit, apple skin, and sweet lemon candy. Toasted cracker, dark bread, and perhaps some oat malt flavors. An herbal and spicy hop bite at finish. A solid IPA with a great mouthfeel and drinkability despite the relatively high abv. Delicious.