It’s back to the Pacific Northwest for IPA day. As mentioned before, even though it’s probably the most overdone style of beer out there, IPAs are still my go to when grabbing a pint. Since moving to the West Coast I have seen the very good and very bad of this style. That being said, a majority of the ones I have tried on this side of the coast have been rather good. Fresher ingredients tend to make better brews, its not really rocket science. Most of the hops farms tend to be in this part of the country. Specifically the Pacific North West. My current favorite IPA is actually one that is brewed on an actual hop farm here in Washington. So lets give Oregon another go in the IPA category see if Pfriem can knock it out of the park with another great PNW IPA.
-Appearance: Nice head on its shoulders. Crisp and clean looking with decent carbonation.
-Nose: Sweet malt, big citrus notes as well, with grapefruit taking the lead olfactory sensation.
-Palate: Crisp and refreshing. Smooth mouth feel with great tasting sweet maltiness. As with the nose you get great grapefruit notes.
-Rating: 3.5/5: Your better than average IPA. Not as hoppy as most west coast IPAs tend to be but it is very well balanced. You could drink a few of these on a hot summer day.
This post is part of a series of posts in the 30 Beers in 30 Days project. Enjoy!