Silly Buoys
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern

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IPA - American
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3.79 | pDev: 0%
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Maine, United States
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pint can - dated 05/07/2019 - poured into a tulip at 44F

Pours an extremely pale, slightly hazy straw yellow colour, with 3 fingers of loose, white webby head, that settles moderately quickly, leaving some messy spotty lacing behind.

Nose: Bright, springy, and herbaceous, with lots of green grassy notes. Fresh herbs, cilantro, vegetive, etc.. There's definitely Mosaic in here, but it's the grassy side of Mosaic. There's some prominent dank, musty, earthiness as well, with the faintest hint of garlic or chive, which leads me to think perhaps Simcoe or Summit. There's also a pretty expressive ale yeast note floatinf around in the background as well. In total, it smells like many a new-age session IPA.

Palate: Immediately light, crisp, dry, and herbaceous. Those green, stalky, herbaceous notes set the stage as the primary flavour profile. It matches the nose quite accurately. Grassy, green, (cilantro), bright, with a light chive-like note, and some earthy mid range notes. Quite dry, with very little malt sweetness - just a light, neutral, wheat grain base, and a little bit of malted barley roundness. The yeast shows up about halfway through, accentuating some of the earthiness, and contributing a very subtle, mild funkiness. A very gentle, almost ignorable bitterness shows up in the finish, which is neither piney, nor pithy, with zero citrus influence. It's purely grassy, and translates more like a mild tannic drying, rather than a resinous bitterness. Dry, grassy, crisp, with a lingering grassy finish.

Mouthfeel/Body: This drinks very much like a session ale. It's quite light, airy, crisp, and dry. The body is essentially weightless, with just the slightest bit of softness due to the wheat. Effervescence is moderate amd zippy, pairing quite nicely with the light, uktra crisp body. No real hop oils, or heavy texture to the feel at all.

Overall: This is very clearly designed to be a summer refresher. It's essentially a session ale with slightly more ABV. The flavour leans a little bit on the grassy/earthy side, with no real citrus/fruity/pine elements, but that's often just a natural byproduct of brewing really light ales like this, with not a lot of hop influence. While the flavour may be slightly lacklustre, this will certainly hit the spot on a hot, humid, New England summer day. It's incredibly crisp and refreshing, with a nice light, zippy feel to it. A good cold beer for a trip to the beach, or a quick refreshment after some outdoor labour. A perfectly drinkable session ale.

May 21, 2019
Silly Buoys from Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 2 ratings