muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draught sample at the brewpub, early March 2007. WHOA another IPA from Willimantic, who’d’a thunk it? Good thing these guys are so creative with their hops....pours totally opaque, unfiltered apricot-gold with just a bit of foam that lasts for a moment or two....the nose is gorgeously spicy-perfumy, with complex interactions of cardamom, lavender, cherry blossoms and pepper, really one of the most sublime aromas in a hoppy beer I’ve experienced....flavor is not quite as delightful but still top-notch, strongly hoppy-spicy-sharp throughout, lots of carroway/rye notes, light citrus (mostly grapefruit but a hint of lime as well), twiggy-barky towards the finish....moderate, very natural carbonation and quite full body. A delight, very easy to drink despite the complexity and sharpness.