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Beer – #725 – Behemoth/Eagle – Scar Tissue

A collaboration between the brewer of Behemoth and the nice people at Eagle Brewing comes up with a beer of unusual style and name. But hey I’m into that.

the citrus flavors of an IPA with the smooth, balanced malts of a Belgian white Belgian-Style Wheat Ale.
From the fill station a 1 litre pour of a beer that is 5.9% ABV,  and 175 ish calories a set size, making the whole thing 4.56 standard drinks in nz.
Brewed by Eagle Brewing with Behemoth this is a beer in the style that is Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) and they did that in Christchurch. Probably.
Collar between me and Liquorland

Collar between me and Liquorland

Collaboration with Behemoth Brewing in respect to the dangers brewers face every day!…

So, what could possibly go wrong?

Well I don’t know? I like IPA, I like Belgium style beers.

My initial thought are based the aroma which errs more towards a hop grassy than a candied bubblegum thing. It’s a low key hop grassy though.

Pour is hazy orange with a startling white head. The aroma in the glass really is of cut grass.

The taste is rather unusual and intriguing, I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. A bitter rush and a sharp dry finish, again in a  rush, and the dryness is persistent. I’m frowning, perhaps I don’t get it, but I’m prepared to soldier on.

Behemoth Scar TissueThe middle bit of this beer is quite soft and fluffy, but it isn’t sweet, adding a fair bit to the body of the beer, but not a lot of substance of taste that I can discern.

Then I left it for a couple of minutes and came back and either my palate had calmed down or the beer had mellowed a bit because it felt like a different beer, I know it’s humid and warm but it can’t have changed that much. It has though. I recon.

It’s just as pretty tendon pour, a start white head of persistence. In my head some more of that citrus expectation is beginning to muster, but this is a low key affair, with a lot of low notes and behave and not a lot of peaks and rowdy. Also my expectation of a White IPA might mean I don’t get it at all.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. The middle ground seemed safe and that is where this went. It lacked one thing or another and if it was trying for a wish mash of hops and yeasts they might want to revisit the scales as one of them is off a bit. because this isn’t a hoppy bitter beer, and it for sure isn’t a candied up Belgium beer either. I drank it though, had a great time with the music, and that is never a bad thing.

The double dip review

  • Where did I get it? My local liquorland store in Forrest Hill, Auckland.
  • Am I enjoying it? Not as much as I want to, or wanted to.
  • Would I have another? I don’t think I’d be rushing back for a refill.
  • Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Not as it is no, I think it is a bit of a muddle and middle ground of something that might have been better and bigger. It isn’t bad, terrible or awful, it just isn’t good, great or memorable.

Music for this : ” Television ” and ” Marquee Moon ” on Spotify . Just how good is this?

INDIA PALE ALE & IPA

India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.

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