Dry Hopped IPA | Naked City Taphouse

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Naked City Taphouse
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by RedDiamond on 12-13-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by RedDiamond:
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3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If I heard correctly, this IPA offered on cask at Naked City's brewpub opening was double dry-hopped, possibly with fresh hops, and is not the same recipe as their other beers. It made a favorable impression on me as the first beer I would consume from a new brewpub on the day they emerged as a craft brewery. Nice work.

The ale emits an apricot-like aroma intermixed with a bouquet of bright floral hops. The floral elements soon recede and vanish altogether, supplanted by a wet burlap smell I could accommodate. As best I could tell in the relatively dim light of the bar, the beer's appearance is a strange opaque hue of green-gray with a reasonable measure of lace.

The taste hints at some sort of root spice - perhaps ginger - then assumes the character of warm lemon. A light swirl of yeast residues remains at the bottom of the pint. The mouthfeel was properly agile as a cask pour should be.

Curious in some respects for the low flocculence and dense opacity. But the bottom line is that I'd easily drink it again.

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Dry Hopped IPA from Naked City Taphouse
3.47 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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