India Pale Ale – Odd13 Brewing
My first visit to Odd13 in Lafayette was not even a month ago and I was hooked. Yesterday, I just happened to be up north for another beer project, and it set up perfectly for me to stop by and pick up their taproom only release of Hop Hackin’ Henry. The place was crazy busy but Odd13 knew how to handle their beer lovin’ fans – my only regret was that I didn’t buy more.
Tagline: Simcoe, Chinook and Eureka (hops) combine to create aromatics similar to what lumberjacks must smell everyday.
Drink Fresh – Haze is expected.
Visual: Hazy – dark straw – fluffy head.
Aroma: Imagine standing in the middle of a dense pine forest and the person next to you is wearing too much citrus scented perfume. The piney hops come at you but you can’t miss the citrus, it’s a mouth watering combination.
Taste: Immediately your taste buds are hit with with the pine fresh hops, it is bitter but before it can be too bitter the citrus notes balance it out. The malt backbone allows the drinker to focus on the hops. It has a summer savory mouth-feel. It’s such a refreshing explosion of taste that as soon as you finish one sip your mouth is begging you to go back for another.
Overall Beer Rating: 9.5 spades out of 10