I picked up this beer somewhat at random last month while browsing through one of my local shops. The can art caught my and since I’ve been enjoying these two breweries lately I figured I might as well give this a go.
Beer Name: To the Moon
Brewery: Aeronaught Brewing Company (Somerville, MA) & Lamplighter Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA)
Description: A collaboration between two popular local breweries, this IPA was released at the end of June to bring in the July 4th holiday just a little bit early (yes – I have apparently been sitting on this review for a bit). Appropriately enough it featured an all-American blend of Eureka, El Dorado, Denali, and Idaho 7 hops.
Appearance: It featured a cloudy, golden/light-copper body through which I could just barely make out the other side of the glass. A thin layer of white tan foam sat up top.
Smell: Sweet tropical fruits with a haze of piney hops in the background.
Taste: Lots of tropical fruit upfront followed by a smooth transition through crackery malts before coming to a slightly bitter finish with pine and floral hop notes. Smooth tasting and flavorful throughout.
Mouthfeel: It had a super smooth medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation.
Hype: It seems there was some excitement around this release. It did apparently get its own party after all.
Overall: Smooth, easy to drink, and super tasty, I would call this a highly successful collaboration effort. An immensely satisfying brew, I am really happy that I happened to grab a full four-pack of this. I enjoyed every drop and look forward to seeing what these breweries put out next.