Thursday, June 26, 2014

Calicraft The City

type: IPA
origin: San Jose, CA
price: $6.50/22oz
ABV: 6.4%
NSP: 6.4

I think this beer has the most obnoxious head ever, if only because it retains so well.  It took me about ten sips to get to actual beer.  But then it smells like a nice English style IPA.

The label says this was "bittered" with blackberry root, and although I can't say I understand what that means, I think I taste some faint blackberry essence, which actually complements the hop aromas nicely.  The bitterness is heavy but not puckering or overwhelming, which is a very good thing.

It's not the most amazing IPA around, and I would like to taste a bit more fruitiness from the hops, but that's just me reminiscing about old times in SD.  Overall, thumbs up.

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