Just like you, but different
The other B.Effect beer, the second of the four I brought, and I note from their website that there was a hop change from the first batch to the second batch, when 5 hops became 3. OF course I have batch 3, and on that there is nothing.
“… Eternal life is on your trail, so watch for the red glitter coffin…”
4.5% ABV, with an IBU measure of 35, in the familiar 500ml bottle, making this 1.2 standard drink units
American Red IPA – 4.5% Starting with a Tropical Hop note, sweet malt middle, and a bitter sweet long finish, this is a beer to take the time.
Five malts flown in like Laid Back jumping out of a plane with full band and instruments, matched with hops to finish bitter and dry.
So, what could possibly go wrong?
That’s aromatic, in a burst, which fades quickly.
Pour is lovely bright orange brown with a head that is tinged orangey and looks nice but doesn’t seem to want to last the distance Aroma in the glass is quirky.
For a moment I thought it smelt like warm plastic, but It’s clearly the hop combination in play somewhat.
Well that was awkward as beers go, and expectation and delivery were divergent and in that gap is the disappointment.
I like new beers, and applaud new brewers who have the courage of their convictions to put their name to a product, fair play.
In this case I just don’t get it though.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 5 of its things from the thing. A long way from where I expected it to be, and thought it might be. It is disappointing in many ways, and that’s all I have to say about that really.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” American Babies ” and ” An Epic Battle Between Light And Dark” on the Spotify
American Babies are an indie rock / Americana band from Philadelphia
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguelly caramelly beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.