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)
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.