Divergent - Walking Man Brewing Co.
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On tap @ the Walking Man Brewing Co. (Stevenson, WA) on 8/25/11. Served in a tulip glass.
Pours a copper in the glass, topped with a finger sized cap of bright-white head. This retains with mostly a creamy ring around the edges of the glass, leaving back a smattering of foamy lace. Fruit and spice from the Belgian yeast jump right out in the aroma, with blends wonderfully with juicy grapefruit character and a gentle grassiness. The yeast really carries this, combining with notes of soft fruit, bitter fruit, and malt to give this a lively stickiness in the nose.
The taste starts with a bold grapefruit bitterness, with is balanced by malty notes of caramel and bread, and then that combo is nicely melds into soft banana esters across the back. Yeasty spice finishes this dry, along with lingering pine and bitter fruit. I’m finding the taste here to be better integration between the yeast and base IPA than the nose was. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a big creaminess to the feel that spreads all of those flavors out into the mouth and is made smoother by a good bit of oily slickness. The alcohol is just beautifully hid here and I honestly can’t believe how fast I ended up drinking this. Great overall drinkability to this here.
This was REALLY nice and ended up being one of the better Belgian IPAs that I’ve had at a brewpub in a long while. Like I said before, just a really nice job of integrating the yeast and IPAs flavors here, as I really liked the way that the banana, tropical flavors, grapefruit, bitterness, and spice all played off of each other and the smoothness of the whole package was great. Good stuff.
09-09-2011 22:05:01 | More by Kegatron
Divergent from Walking Man Brewing Co.
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