Brewer's Alley India Pale Ale - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev -1.7%
The absolute, unrelenting eradication of my back inventory continues. I just want to return to The CANQuest (TM), but the bottles glare at me for ignoring them. This one came from The Friendly Greek's Bottle Shop.
From the bottle: "Brewer's Alley IPA A very popular pale ale that is patterned after the British beer exported to India during the 18th and 19th centuries. It has a copper color, as well as an assertive hop bitterness. Dry hopping in the fermenter gives this beer its unique hop aroma. To preserve its unmatched quality, always keep beer refrigerated after purchase."
It is nicely refrigerated, believe me! That is part of my problem - it is taking up valuable CAN space and getting in my way.
It was certainly well-carbonated as even a relatively gentle pour resulted in a pseudo-cascade and created two fingers of rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose left no doubt that it was an EIPA - sweet with a flowery, perfumey quality, like whole flower hops. Mouthfeel was medium, nice carbonation fizzing away in the mouth. The taste was pleasant, but muted and tea-like. It made for a very mellow beer, but one without the Ooomph that I really dig in its American counterparts. Finish left a dry bitterness in my mouth, but it still was somewhere south of really being a satisfying drink.
07-15-2014 16:48:32 | More by woodychandler
Brewer's Alley India Pale Ale from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.