Double dry hopped double deliciousness…

Double dry hopped double deliciousness…

Trillium Brewing Co. Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA, Canton, MA

Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA poured into a nonic pint glass.
Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA.

7.2% abv. Born on 4/11/17 making this 3 days old. Many thanks to my friend Brian Souza, who dropped this one off on my doorstep wrapped in a plastic bag full of ice! Pours an opaque and murky yellow-gold-orange color with a thin white head. It is kind of the color of Trump’s face and hair combined. Grapefruit aroma jumps out of the can. My wife, who doesn’t drink beer, just turned to me and said, “boy that smells like grapefruit!” Some floral, grass, and pine notes as well, but mostly grapefruit on the nose. First sip is sweet pineapple and ripe mango with a strong grapefruit finish. Some white peppery spiciness all over the mouth as well. Medium to almost full bodied and a touch chewy. Perhaps the most viscous IPA I have ever consumed. Some malt sweetness, but mostly a delicious tropical and citrus fruit bomb. Love it.

Happy National Beer Day…

Happy National Beer Day…

Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Super Session #2 IPA, Warren, Vermont

Lawson's Finest Liqiuds Super Session #2 IPA poured into a nonic pint glass.
Lawson’s Finest Liquids Super Session #2 IPA

Celebrating National Beer Day 2017. Can dated 3/28/17 so this beer is about 9 or 10 days old. 4.8% abv. Fresh hop aroma jumps out of the can on opening. Pleasant floral and piney hop scent with hints of citrus. First sip shows it is hop forward for sure, but it has a nice pale and caramel malt backbone that makes it ridiculously drinkable. Lemon, pepper and floral hop flavors linger and jump all around the mouth. Some ripe melon and berries as well.  It is by no means a hop bomb, it is the perfect balance of crisp hops and smooth malt flavors. A great session IPA.