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
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.