Friday, September 07, 2018
New Beer Friday 9/7/18
Kiitos Brut IPA: The nose is simple and fresh with citrus peel and waves of lemon and lime, backed up by honeydew melon. The flavor boasts with light grain sweetness and a hint of toast. From here the hops dominate adding a twang a various zests that carry on to the end. It finishes very dry and spritzy. 6.1%. Available at Kiitos, Beer Bar
SaltFire Citra Singularity: Dank orange citrus pith, has earthy and musky undertones with brighter points of tangy juice. Medium mouthfeel, smooth with a slowly gripping bitterness. Moderate sweetness and soft carbonation. Very nice. 7.3%. Available at Saltfire.
2 Row Constant Haze: Starts with big chewy tropical flavors along with a fair amount of sticky malts. This is definitely a full bodied IPA. As you work your way into the back end of the beer yuo get more mango flavors along with a descent blast of citrus peel and pith. Noticeable alcohol in the finish. 10.5%. Available at 2 Row and most of your favorite better beer pubs.
Squatters Bike Week Amber: Smells of caramel and bready malts with some floral hops. The taste starts with more bready and toasty malts along with faint caramel that adds a bit of sweetness. Back end is toasty with a honey and a floral hop bitterness. light body. Solid all around. 4.0%. Available at Squatters and West Side Tavern.
Odell Cloud Catcher IPA: This "milkshake" IPA has lactic sugars added to give it that creamy sweetness. It has all the elements of a New England IPA. a big hop profile featuring grapefruit rind and mango. A lot of malt and tropical fruitiness in the end. Medium body with a finish that is lightly bitter. Not bad. 6.8%. Available at many of your favorite beer pubs.
Odell Oktoberfest: The aroma is full of caramel malt, spicy hops and a hint of rye. Tastes of big caramel and wheat malt with some vanilla and hint of nuttiness. The hop profile is low but noticable with some grassy/spicy hops. This a a pretty solid Marzen/Oktoberfest that hits all of the marks.6.1%. Available at many of your favorite beer pubs.