Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by Neffbeer:
4.1/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Portsmouth Tulip
A: A light murky yellow body accompanied by an orange hue greats my glass with no discernible clarity. The mountain of dry hops is at fault I am assuming. There is a two finger white head that hangs on for a long time and slowly forms chunky mountains. It left behind a bunch of lacing along the sides of the glass as well.
S: I can seriously smell the beer from a couple of feet away. There is tons of citrus in the nose in the form of oranges, grapefruit, and mangoes. The brett kicks in pretty strongly as well with some must and funk. As I keep smelling it the oak barrels push through with an element of white wine.
T: The flavors are really intense as the hops kick in first with a zesty onslaught of citrus. Mid palate the oak really grabs hold and brings the vinous qualities with it. It finishes quite bitter and dry with a wave of brett-filled funkiness.
M: Spritzy and light it reminds me of a saison in feel.
O: Quite the unique beer and probably the only 'IPA' I have had that actually improved with barrel aging. I'd buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
10-03-2011 23:12:28 | More by Neffbeer
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