Top Gun IPA | Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
Kansas, United States
blindtiger.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA employs an indecent amount of Amarillo & Simcoe hops. We named this brew after the Top Gun fighter pilot school in Miramar, CA. The color is reminiscent of a San Diego Sunset and the body is lighter and dryer than our Tiger Bite IPA. Dry hopped to perfection.

60 IBU

Added by eclaycamp on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was at a meeting in Topeka when I sampled some of this brew here. Decided to pick up a growler , and was able to crack it open and put it down about three days after I bought it. This was poured from the growler into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a gold/orange color with absolutely no head whatsoever and no sign of lacing. Mildly disappointed in the pour.

Smell - Good kick of grapefruit, orange peel, and piney hoppiness. The nose certainly made up for the appearance substantially.

Taste - A nice grapefruit/orange taste up front and then a mild hops kick at the end. Nothing too fancy, nothing to get real excited about. Bascially tasted like a pretty standard IPA, no real outstanding characteristics that stood out.

Mouthfeel - Top Gun finished clean and sharp, which I thought was the most impressive aspect of the beer. Medium carbonation, good mouthfeel.

Overall - Not a bad IPA, although I probably wouldn't seek it out again if I knew I could go to the store and get something else for the same price in bottles. Its a good beer to drink at the bar, although I don't have any plans on buying any to take home again. Not that it was bad, it was just kind of forgettable. May not be good as a session beer because of the alcohol content, depending on your tolerance.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear, golden orange color with a bubbly, white head of fluffy foam. It had okay retention and left some sudsy lace.

S - It smelled of piney hops with a citrus fruit kick. There was a nice caramel aroma, too.

T - It tasted of sharp piney hop bitterness with a nice orange peel bite. There was a sweet maltiness with some burnt toast.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - Really really the best Blind Tiger brew that I've had. A very fine IPA.

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Top Gun IPA from Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
3.87 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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