Lost Sailor India Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
Hard to believe I have loved this beer for years and never reviewed it here! It's out in 12 oz. cans now, formerly only growlers and 750ml bottles. Time to play catch-up!
No dating info on the can that I can find, but BBC just came out with this in cans two or three weeks ago.
Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Samuel Adams English tulip glass.
a: Clear amber with lots of carbonation bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. A finger thick white head receded to thin even surface foam and dense lacing.
s: Sweet malt. Also a kind of cedarish aroma which is very pleasant. Only other beer I have had that has a similar aroma is Cigar City's Humidor Series IPA, but that is more Spanish cedar, like the inside of a good cigar box. This is more like clean clothes that just came out of a cedar chest. Yeah I know. Wild. Oh yeah and when I was younger, Bud seemed to actually have a kind of beechwood flavor note to it.
t; Mild caramel malt forward followed by a light to moderate hop bite which builds towards the back sides of the tongue. Sweet to dry finish.
m: Light to moderate.
o: Seems a bit lighter than I remember, but the malt and cedar combo is very pleasing. This is sure to become a regular in my beer drinking rotation now that is in convenient 12 ounce cans.
05-15-2014 03:10:28 | More by scotorum
Lost Sailor India Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.