Well, here’s yet another lovely IPA from Lafayette, Colorado’s Odd13 Brewing Company, folks: Bad Guy with an Agenda India Pale Ale. Most of this brewery’s beers feature a superhero-like character on the label, but the bad guy with the agenda looks a lot more like a Sith from Star Wars, complete with a Kylo Ren style lightsaber. Oh and a tie. And a burrito. Not so sure what to make of that.
Anyway, the beer itself is described on the brewery website as Draft Only and Brewed once so far. Check the tap list and hope to get lucky. That, however, is obviously outdated as I got a can from my good buddy Dale Roberts. Thanks Dale!
They say this to on the website:
Bad Guy With an Agenda is an American IPA designed to showcase Experimental Hop 07270 from Hopsteiner. The hop is so new it doesn't even have a name yet.
Ingredients listed on the website:
Fermentables: Gambrinus Vienna Malt, Oats
Hops: Hopsteiner 07270, Chinook, Mosaic, Equinox
Odd13 Bad Guy with an Agenda India Pale Ale has an alcohol content of 7.5% by volume with 80 IBUs, according to my can. There is no freshness dating but Dale told me it was canned on June 16th; I drank it on September 15th, so not quite three months old.
Odd13 Bad Guy with an Agenda India Pale Ale pours to a murky orange color (murky because they tell you to rouse the yeast in the can like a hefeweizen and decant, which I did) with a medium sized head of creamy foam and a bitter grapefruit rind, spicy herbal oregano and fruity apricot nose. Taking a sip. The beer has a light caramel maltiness up front followed by less of the citric grapefruit I got in the nose (but it’s there), juicy apricot and maybe even peach fruit and spicy dry oregano like hops that linger on into the finish, where I finally get a touch of pine (but only a touch). Lingers long and with bitterness on the tongue at the last.
Another winner from Odd13 folks! Dare I suggest it with a burrito?
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.