Another general store pick up, I was again swayed by the packaging. The 8-bit design really called to me, what can I say?
Beer Name: Better Every Day
Brewery: Bent Hill Brewery (Braintree, VT)
Description: This New England-style double IPA was brewed with Citra, Centennial, Jaryllo, and Mosaic hops. 10% of all proceeds from sales go to support a local high school’s music scholarship program.
Appearance: A somewhat unattractive murky yellowish-brown/slightly orange body. There was a pretty noticeable amount of carbonation feeding the beer’s white foam head.
Smell: An alluring burst of pulpy citrus and melon juice greeted me immediately upon opening the can.
Taste: The juice and melon promised by the smell appeared right away, but got rather quickly by pale malt in the middle of the sip and a warming, slightly boozy haze of resinous bitterness on the finish. This ending bite seemed a bit assertive considering the soft sweetness at the beginning.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body with moderate carbonation.
Hype: None. It just happened to catch my eye.
Overall: It was alright. After drinking a second one, I am content to say that this falls solidly in the category of perfectly fine but otherwise unremarkable. Yeah, the ending was a bit assertive but it is far from the worst offender I’ve come across in this area and drinking it out of the can did minimize that a bit.