I picked up this next beer on account of its cool can art and the zeal with which the owner of my new favorite bottle shop promotes it.
Beer Name: Jigsaw Jazz
Brewery: Fort Hill Brewery (Easthampton, MA)
Style: Double IPA
Description: Described on the brewery website as a bright and citrusy double IPA dry-hopped with Citra and brewed using Belgian-inspired techniques to limit sweetness. My can was undated but I want to say it was probably around a month/month and a half old.
Appearance: Golden yellow body with a thin coating of thick white foam.
Smell: Faint mixture of citrus fruit and pine.
Taste: Subtle blend of citrus and tropical fruits upfront that leaned more towards citrus. Finish was a bitter yet subdued piney/peppery blend of hops.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth with a medium-plus body and roughly moderate carbonation.
Hype: I’d heard some good things about this beer beyond just the bottle shop posts, so I was pretty interested to see how the beer would turn out.
Overall: Overall this was a pretty good beer, but what really stood out to me was how smooth and easy drinking it was despite the elevated ABV. That said, I did feel it was perhaps a bit understated in some of its flavors. I understand that not all beers need to rock your taste buds, but this one I felt had a bit more it could have offered. Would love to try this again from a can I know more about. Still worth the pickup if you come across it. I don’t recall the exact price point, but I do know that was very competitive for the style.