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Now that I’ve officially gotten started, I am happy to say that this year I was able to scare up a pretty solid supply of Halloween themed beers to get through my reviews for the rest of the month.  This next offering was one that I actually came across a few weeks ago but held off on reviewing until a more appropriate time.

Beer Name: Harpy’s Hex

Brewery: Relic Brewing Company (Plainville, CT)

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.0%

Description: An IPA brewed with a mix of Jarrylo, El Dorado, and Pekko hops.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy, golden/light copper body with a thick, bubbly white head up top.

Smell: Piney citrus zest.

Taste: More citrus zest upfront, followed by hints of a pale and caramel malt base.  The ending brought on a mix of lemon and grapefruit bitterness, with a mildly abrasive spicy bite of hops in the very finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly more than moderate level of carbonation.

Hype: Perhaps a little bit from my end, if for no other reason than this being one of the first on-theme beers I found this season.

Overall: It was alright. The brew served its purpose in fitting my theme, but it didn’t blow me away.  The ending was just a little too harsh for my taste.