Still going strong with my cans from my New Jersey peoples.
Beer Name: Cosmic Charlie
Brewer: Brix City Brewing (Little Ferry, NJ)
Description: From the website this IPA went heavy on the hops, featuring Calypso, Denali, El Dorado, Citra, Mosaic, Eukenot, Lupulin Powder, and hop oils. Whew. My can was from a release in early March.
Appearance: Cloudy golden/amber body with a foamy white head that steadily bubbled down to lacing across the top of the glass.
Smell: Sweet tropical fruits atop a slight hint of pine sap.
Taste: Lots of subtle fruit upfront, mostly melon, apricot, and tangerine. About midway through a mild to moderate grassy, piney hop bitterness began and lingered on for a bit after finishing the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium creamy/juicy body with relatively low-level carbonation for the style.
Hype: Since I have a bit of a personal connection to the brewery, I am always excited to try out Brix beers.
Overall: It was a solid IPA. It didn’t really give me anything to rave about, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it either. Nice juiciness and a pleasing amount of hoppy goodness made this an easy beverage to kick back and enjoy.