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Another day, another brew!  This next beer is one of two offerings my wife picked up on the way home the other day.

Beer Name: Seedling Series #1: Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Brewmaster Jack (Florence, MA)

Style: Milkshake IPA

ABV: 7.3%

Description: Per the website, this is a milkshake-style IPA brewed with guava, tangerine, vanilla beans, and Citra hops.  To note, use of the vanilla beans was “restrained” to let the fruit shine through.

Appearance: It poured out the can to a murky, yellowish-orange/amber body with thin wispy white foam scattered across the top.

Smell: Mild scents of guava and tropical fruit, with perhaps a soft melon-like end.

Taste: Again tropical fruits led the way, starting with guava and ending with some serious pulpy tangerine notes.  Creamy light malts poked through around mid-sip and the beer finished with a mild, juicy bitterness and just a slight hint of vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Soft medium body that thinned out a bit at the end.  Carbonation level was roughly moderate.

Hype: I’ve developed a particular affinity for this brewery over the years, so I was looking forward to trying this out.

Overall: I liked, but not loved, this.  It wasn’t quite what I was expecting for the style, but it was tasty and rather easy drinking for the ABV.  I wouldn’t go out of my way for this, but do give it a try if you have the chance.