My favorite hopI love Citra hops, and this offering from one of my favorite breweries, Burlington Beer Company (VT) hits all the notes for me.
Like many of their labels, this has been redesigned. The can sports a mostly-clear label revealing the silver shine of the aluminum can. It features a white and red inverted hop cone.
It’s a moderate 5.7 abv.
Burlington Beer Company’s brews have a large amount of sediment, so I like to gently invert the 16 ounce can several times before opening. I don’t want to leave any of that dank goodness on the bottom.
It pours with a generous off-white head that recedes fairy quickly leaving slight lacing. The beer is totally opaque as a New England IPA should be.
The nose reveals grapefruit and a slightly tropical sweetness.
Its taste follows with some dank grassiness.
I kissed my wife after a taste, and she asked where I was hiding the grapefruit.
The mouthfeel is full and smooth.
A strong bitterness linger after, leaving me wanting another sip.
A glance at the bottom of the glass reveals a small pile of sediment. Apparently, I didn’t drink this quickly enough.
Will try harder with the next one!