Mowbeer (325) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Awesooooooooooooooome.An amazingly complex yet simple IPA.Unique of it’s kind.Be sure to let it warm up a bit before rating it.Not a beer you should drink too cold..Do yourself a favor and try this bad boy.. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2012
brought back from stahlavy by my old buddies mowbeer and skykob, straight from the tap to PET bottles. a very curious idea for a beer. radous has already produced an english style IPA called hardrock; this is a czech interpretation of an IPA which differs in one crucial respect: all the ingredients are czech. i’m sure a few purists would say this therefore isn’t an ipa but i would suggest there are also plenty of "pilsners" lacking in ingredients of czech origin.
anyways, looks like a relatively pale ipa, a light golden with an immense and unyielding head and a faint haze. the aroma suggest freshly-mown grass, red pepper and, yes, some pine and tropical fruit. there is a fair old whack of bitterness, just a light hint of citric tang with more of a powder dry finish than i would expect from an ipa. the main thing that stood out about this beer was the mouthfeel - thick and soft with low carbonation which was appreciated on a rare hot pilsen evening. much more agreeable use of the czech ingredients than a 14 degree lager; very very drinkable and a clever experiment which i hope will become a regular radouš rotator ..... oh yeah, one other thing i should mention: sampled later at room temperature and a little flatter with the bottle having been opened for half an hour or so - revealed more complexity with some sucking-on-a-used-teabag rustiness and a bit of the old horseblanket for good measure. really interesting in the way this beer seemed less and less czech the warmer it was