Baraboo Lumberjack IPA; Around The World in 50 Beers
Baraboo Brewing Co. is in Wisconsin. Not Baraboo, Wisconsin, but Steven's Point. So I was skeptical to begin with. Why deliberately hide the location of your brewery, and what sort of tomfoolery was happening here?
I needn't have worried. The name-and-location is the only mystery for this straight-forward IPA.
Just the facts:
Bottle temp at opening: 36 degrees.
Drinking temp: 39 degrees
Nose: Sweet malt, and hoppy like Peter Cottontail..
Taste: Crisp, not bitter.
5 out of 6 bottles
You can usually tell when someone hands you an IPA. It's got a weird label, and the label is smeared by the acidic hops dripping down the side of the bottle. "Here comes the bitter," You say to yourself.
Not so with this Lumberjack IPA. It's nose says sweet, and it drinks the same. The hops wait for for the very end. Now, you and I know that no Lumberjack in his right mind would drink anything other than Old Milwaukee, but if one ever wanted to stray, he would be welcome in this neighborhood. Leave your ax at the door, and wipe your feet, Lumberjack, we're sipping the IPA's in here!