Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd tulip glass
From: Bad Beat Brewing in Henderson, Nev.
Price: $8.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: Dec. 15, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 17, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Canned on Dec. 7, 2016
Tried this as part of eight tasters on a recent trip to Las Vegas for work and really liked this one. Gave it a 4.25 on Untappd and though the price of $8.99 for a 4-pack (I’m about 90 percent sure that was the price). I was only charged for a $3 taster by mistake. Hoping it will be just as good as it was two nights ago. Can says Vermont Ale, with hops including Mandarina Bavaria, Mosaic, Herkules and Amarillo. I’d only heard of Mosaic and Amarillo.
Poured a straw-gold yellow hazy color with four fingers of rocky white head. Some bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Excellent uneven foamy lacing. Excellent foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled mandarin, Mosaic, Amarillo, hints of Galaxy or Southern Hemisphere, orange blossom, dense herbal, semi-dank resin, citrus zest and stone fruit. Growing on the nose after a few sniffs. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted almost as good as I remember it. It’s kind of reminding me of Pizza Port’s Graveyard, which I underrated a tad. Specifically got dry Mosaic, Galaxy, spicy Amarillo, grapefruit, dense pine, dank resin, stone fruit, bitter tropical rind and citrus zest. The 8.3 pct. ABV is fairly well hidden. (Taste - 4.00)
Canned about 4 days ago. Poured into tulip glass. Appearance is classic north east IPA a hazy, murky, turgid yellow orange. Looks like pulpy white grapefruit juice. Smell is dank, mild resin, evergreens, forest herbs, earthy, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is similar lending a pleasant, smooth bitterness that finishes quickly. White grapefruit, earthy note that best I can describe is as damp wood, pine. Mouthfeel is excellent: lush, flavors play over slowly over the palate, almost creamy.