coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at the brewery. It’s an IPA/saison hybrid, I’m told. More to the point, I suspect, it’s their IPA after the saison yeast jumped the fence, as it were, and rutted. I normally wouldn’t rate the product of such an illicit union expect for the fact that it’s better than their regular IPA -- by a small measure. It’s got all the odd aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel of their IPA, but it’s mellowed a bit, with some additional grassy notes in the aroma and a small measure of sour and funk in the flavor.