Saint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Saint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPASaint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA
BA SCORE
54.7%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 53 ratings
Saint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPASaint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Saint of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA married the grassy hop notes of this unique India Pale Ale with the richness of whiskey and oak, creating an enticing brew of exceptional character. The use of a mystery hop means this beer can never be duplicated. Aged 8 months in barrels from a well known Tennessee distillery, we at Berkshire Brewing Company offer up this special brew as a treat to you, our loyal customers. Ad Chris and Gary are fond of saying "Its all about the beer, but the beer is nothing without the people". We hope you enjoy it, and thank you for your support.

Added by davey101 on 04-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
53
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
26.4%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
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Photo of bernie879
4.39/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Killian's pint glass, a 1" white head formed and dissipated relativly quickly releasing a bouquet of pungent, citrusy sour aromas. Further whiffs included oak and the slightest hints of vanilla.

The mouthfeel has a pleasant smoothness coupled with a medium body. The carbonation is relativly subdued which allows the flavors of the barrel to come out and be the major character of the beer. This is not an understatment, this thing is all barrel. I've had the regular S.O.C. a few times and this is nothing like it. The beer really serves as a medium for the barrel flavors to latch onto, creating an extremly refreshing, tart and tasty treat. All the strong flavors coming out in the nose hit the palate just as strong.

This is my kind of summer ale.

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Photo of Ray7233
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of davey101
4.32/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Of Circumstance IPA aged in Jack Daniels barrels for 8 months.

10 oz pour from the sampling room at BBC. I was also able to grab a few 22 oz bombers across the street from the brewery.

A - Dark amber body with a fluffy three finger off white head. There was a nice lace happening, but the pour was into a ridged plastic cup that I drank quite quickly so the beer never got a chance for the head to really settle.

S - Very strong biscuity malt backbone with some piney and light citrus hops. Some grass and earthiness in the middle. The finish is oaky with some vanilla and char.

T - Biscuity malts with some piney and grassy hops. I'm not sure what the "mystery" hop is but I get some light grapefruit and smoke. The finish is smooth and oaky with faint hints of vanilla and butterscotch. The whiskey barrel notes are very subdued but seem to balance out the light bitterness. Mouth feel is medium and kind of chewy.

O - I was fairly impressed with the standard beer, it was an oddly smokey and malty IPA. The whiskey barrels just compliment the hell out of this. Exceptional stuff! I had this during the BBC tour and many members of the group tried this beer and also loved it.

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Saint Of Circumstance Sour Mash Whiskey Barrel Aged IPA from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 54.7% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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