Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Agave IPA (review)

Beer Review #114

With a full day of interior painting behind me, what better time than now to kick back and enjoy something cold and hoppy? This afternoon I'm relaxing with a bottle or two of Agave IPA from Pennsylvania based Victory Brewing's "Black Board Series."

In addition to Pilsner and CaraPils malts and a bold lineup of hops (Simcoe, Citra, Centennial and Cascade), Agave IPA rolls grapefruit juice and agave syrup in this 7.0%ABV pale ale.

Agave IPA  pours a just slightly hazy straw yellow, with an inconsequential head of white foam that doesn't linger long despite the moderate carbonation.

The aroma hints at grapefruit and lemon peel, with nothing big or bold jumping out to smack the drinker in the face.

Interestingly, something in the taste brings to mind the spicy / fruity element of a Belgian trippel. but with a reduced malt presence. Grapefruit is certainly present. Agave? Not really entirely sure what the hell that tastes like....

Musical Pairing: Drink by Alestorm

 Twin Tiers Beer Trail:
-Twin Tiers Craft Beer Club (Sayre)
I-86 Beer Trail
The Jolly Farmer, Waverly (Waverly)
Bluestone Brewing Company (Sayre)
- Diversion Brewing Co. (Chemung)
River Barge Brewing (Wyalusing)
The Grille at the Train Station (Sayre)
River Rat Brew Trail (Central Pa)

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