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Another baseball brew courtesy of my neighbors at Idle Hands.  I drank a couple of these last night while watching the Yankees win a rather dramatic ALDS Game 3.  I’ll probably have a couple more tonight hoping they can repeat the magic in Game 4.

Beer Name: Four Seam

Brewery: Idle Hands Craft Ales (Malden, MA)

Style: IPA

ABV: 6.6%

Description: The brewery’s first year-round IPA offering, you can read a bit more about it here on their website.  If memory serves me correctly, the four-pack of 16 oz. cans cost $14.

Appearance: It had a cloudy, pale/straw yellow body topped by a fluffy white head.

Smell: Pretty healthy amount of tropical fruits coming out of the can and glass.

Taste: Moderate tropical fruitiness upfront, followed by grapefruit as the beer approached the finish.  It ended with a complimentary amount of bitterness, as the grapefruit gave way a grassy, almost spicy hop presence.  There was a nice light malt base present throughout that gave the beer an excellent balance and blend of flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fluffy, medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Hype: This brewery doesn’t really trade in hype, but that’s not to say this beer hasn’t received some excellent reviews from the locals.

Overall: I really enjoyed this.  Easy drinking and flavorful, it’s an excellent beverage in any situation, but especially nice to watch a game with.

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