It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a super session IPA…

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a super session IPA…

Aeronaut Brewing Company, Hop Hop & Away, Somerville, MA

Aeronaut Brewing Company, Hop Hop & Away IPA poured into a nonic pint glass.

A gift from my friend Derek O’Brien. Batch 384, can dated 10/26/17. 4.6% abv. 42 IBUs. Made with citra and mosaic hops. As always, super cool can art by Raul Gonzalez III. Pours murky gold with a inch thick fluffy white head. Grapefruit, mango, and orange zest on the nose. Surprising first sip is popping with citrus flavor…this is no ordinary session IPA. Touches of dried apricot, fresh cut grass, and apple skin. Smooth, drinkable mouthfeel, but plenty of hop bite to keep it interesting. Bitterness is balanced well by a rye bread and caramel sweetness. An excellent session beer for a summer bbq or to quaff over the holidays. Brewed in Somerville, MA, so drink local!

Calling Dr. Nandu…

Calling Dr. Nandu…

Aeronaut Brewing Company, A Year with Dr. Nandu. Somerville, MA

Aeronaut Brewing Co. A Year with Nandu IPA poured into a nonic pint glass.
Aeronaut Brewing Co. A Year with Nandu IPA

6.5% abv. 66 IBU. Can art by Raul Gonzalez III. Can dated 3/2/17. Pours orange amber with thin white head. Good Belgian lace. Mango, pineapple, and orange zest on the nose. First sip is sweet ripe mango with dried apricots and floral notes. Moderately carbonated with a nice mouthfeel.  CO2 and hops create a pleasant tingle all around the mouth. Well-balanced with some toast, buttery cracker, and caramel malt flavors. Some pink grapefruit and papaya at finish. This is a rock solid and excessively drinkable IPA. Go out and find some!