It’s the eve of the day many consider to be the birthday of America. Sorry, ‘MURICA! The day before ‘MURICA celebrates 243 years by blowing up the sky with sound and colors.
Speaking of colors, just look at that can art. Certainly grabs your attention, doesn’t it? Also makes me want to play Dungeons & Dragons or read a superhero comic. NERD ALERT!
Brewery: Drekker Brewing Company
Style: IPA – New England
Untappd Description: ” Ectogasm is a juicy, hazy, and soft NE IPA brewed with Citra & Mosaic hops. “
Enjoy In: IPA Glass or Teku
Enjoy At: 50-55 degrees Fahrenheit
Snap. Sniff. Tilt. Pour.
Ectogasm pours a light straw yellow and tops off with a loose, airy, foam head. The nose is bright, light, and contains a healthy amount of hops. The beer sits in the glass, hazy and inviting.
First sip reveals what the nose already knew, if a little on the bitter side. Initial impressions are tantalizing and beg for another sip. You cannot see through this beer, which is interesting, considering that the can only labels this drink as a simple “IPA”. Of course, those familiar with Drekker will note that no beer from them is “simple”. This is a New England IPA, focusing on a juicy, hazy/cloudy texture over hop oil and bitterness.
There was no evidence of alcohol or undesirable adjuncts present, which in itself is a plus. However, what started out as something I couldn’t wait to get my hands on, turned into just a beer to drink. A bit harsh I realize, but not harsh for the sake of harshness. Rather it proves a point. Sometimes a beer can cause your body to grow numb to its presence and that is precisely what happened.
Overall, Ectogasm is a solid brew as it has all the right components to make anyone exclaim “Yum!” Perhaps my taste was off this evening, in which case, it’s a good thing I have another can sitting in the cooler.
My Untappd Rating: ****
Global Rating: 4.15 (as of 7/3/19)