Brewery Ommegang Brut IPA, 6.3% from Cooperstown, New York is a new substyle of IPA, Brut IPA which tend to have a dry sparkling quality to them. Ommegang Brut IPA purchased from the local total wine pours a bright gold color with a bright white three finger head with a dry light bitter aroma with a touch of light lemon. The taste does follow the nose with light dry lemon up front with bitterness that is nicely hoppy with a dry effervescent finish and a dry hoppy light lemon aftertaste with a light mouthfeel. The bitterness is low on this Ommegang Brut IPA but the overall flavor of the beer is not that memorable so I think it’s a B-. It’s good but not something that is going to stick with me and yes that is good cause you could drink a few of these before the beer becomes too much on your tastebuds. I do recommend trying Brewery Ommegang Brut IPA. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Picked up Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Brut IPA, 6.2% ABV from my local Harris Teeter. This Brut IPA is a Sierra Nevada spring seasonal and is part of a new and growing IPA style. Brut IPA uses late hop additions to brew this, which pours a clean and clear yellow golden color with a one finger fizzy white head with aromas of a light champagne note with a faint hop note hitting the nose. Then your lead into a semi-sweet taste with very faint bitterness that is barely there but does grow to somewhat there toward the back to the tongue with a faint hoppy dry finish and a champagne/Pilsner aftertaste with an ever so slight hit of a hoppy flavor. This sounded interesting with high hopes seeing that its from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company but it fell short. It tasted more like a dry Pilsner with very faint hop notes more then it taste like a Brut IPA. I give Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Brut IPA a D, just because it was not what it was advertising on the label. The only thing that was on the label that I found was the dryness. But the flavors I did taste were okay and boring. I might not go back to this beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
Hi-Wire Brewing gimme the brut Double IPA, 8% ABV, is a new originating in California style for the past year where brewers use combination of Pilsner malt, wheat, corn and/or rice in the mash and they add Amylase enzymes that reduce the beers final gravity. These brut IPA are generally low in bitterness with gimme the brut Double IPA have only 20 IBUs. Gimme the brut Double IPA pours a yellow color with a tight but rocky white heads giving off a slightly fruity hoppy aroma with a dry juicy like note that leads to a slightly fruit hoppy orange flavor that is a little bit like orange juice on the middle of the tongue and dry on the back or the tongue that continues into the the finish of this beer with a little dry fruit aftertaste and low bitterness. Gimme the brut Double IPA is not overly bitter throughout but has a nice low/faint hoppy not that comes in. I give Hi-Wire Brewing gimme the brut Double IPA an A-. It’s a good beer but not as sparkling or effervescent as you’d like for being a brut IPA. But good and yes it was a bit refreshing, and one that I recommend tying. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!