Bert Grant’s India Pale Ale falls somewhere in between the two. It is certainly a deliciously hoppy brew, hoppier than some, less hoppy than others. The beer pours to a bright golden color with a lively, foamy head formation and a spicy hop nose. A beautiful Brussels lace follows the beer down the glass. The palate is medium in body and lightly malty with a slightly toasty, lightly buttery flavor. Grapefruit-like hop notes develop just before a very impressive bitterness builds into the finish, where it lingers on the tongue after sipping.
This is a rather complex and very enjoyable India Pale Ale. I enjoy it as an aperitif before dinner, but it is also a good companion to fresh salads and spicy foods.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
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