Undercurrent IPA; Around The World In 50 Beers
From Bent River Brewing Co. in Rock Island, makers of my OTHER favorite stout, Uncommon, this IPA already has a head-start.
Just the facts:
Bottle temp at opening: 38 degrees.
Drinking temp: 39 degrees.
Nose: citrus immediately, and constantly through the entire drink.
Taste: Some acidity to the hops. But tangy.
5 out of 6 bottles
As a novice, IPA's don't really have a middle ground for me. The hoppy experience either runs right over me, leaving me dry-mouthed and thirsty, or the accompanying sweetness makes for an overall enjoyable beer.
Undercurrent is in the latter. A smooth finish with a ton, ton of hops at the start. The hint of citrus, or maybe sunflower gives this drinkability for us newbies, but I bet it's a treat for the seasoned (pun intended) IPA drinker also.
A great drinking experience.
Finally, a quick apology from a previous post. Potosi was so delicious to me that it needed no lengthy description, which I guess defies the idea of this blog, from an admitted beer novice, describing the intricacies of each beer. I will be more descriptive moving forward, on the outside chance that you might be reading this for information instead of entertainment. Thanks for reading.