Tail Feather IPA - Enki Brewing
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3.46/5 rDev +0.3%
Added as an American IPA but could of gone DIPA as well being at 8% ABV and 90 IBUs.
Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with one finger of head that settles to a thin film relatively quickly. However plenty of lacing is left down the glass.
This beer has been dry hopped but it sure does not smell like it. The hops just do not pop out of this beer. In fact there is not much aroma at all. Do pick up mild grapefruit and floral notes.
What this beer did do was pick up all the bitterness. Unfortunately there is not enough hop flavor to make the bitterness worth it. Also a hint of alcohol in the finish as well. Mild grapefruit and floral notes from the hops. Nice amount of malt sweetness comes through but does not add much in the way of flavor. I wonder if the brewer used the same yeast as Citric Journey? Getting some fruity esters and buttery diacetyl from the yeast. Not use to having that in a big IPA.
Medium body and very nicely carbonated. Results in a smooth feel despite the blistering bitterness.
Certainly plenty of room for improvement in this beer if the brewery decides to do this beer again. Need a better hop payoff and a cleaner yeast character.
02-22-2014 20:45:00 | More by morimech
3.5/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured on-tap into tulip.
A: Pours a clear, darker yellow-orange hue with high carbonation producing a 1 inch bubbly white head with decent retention. Hint of lacing.
S: Sweet caramel malt, citrus hops...nice, but fairly straight-forward.
T: Sweet caramel malt hits first followed by bitter citrus hops. Interesting...fairly sweet and not as aromatic as is typical for style.
M: Soft and sweet followed by bitter (overly so) hops. Not the best balance.
D: Decent for style, but could be tweaked with better results.
03-29-2014 20:53:27 | More by mwilbur
Tail Feather IPA from Enki Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.