Yesterday for lunch I picked up my friend D. Scott before dropping him off to get his car back from inspection; and where else are we gonna meet up for lunch? At a brewery of course! And this time we chose Newfangled Brew Works; a good distance in between the two of us, as well as his mechanic shop, so it worked out perfectly.
Topics of conversation ranged from The Mandalorian, Star Wars in general, Fargo Season 4 that is currently filming, the blog, beer, our podcasts, future podcasts, politics, Trump, the Impeachment Inquiry, Disney+, work, promotions, his car in the shop, spam phone calls, etc – pretty much the whole gambit of a normal two hour conversation as we drank.
BUT…. you all really could care less about what we talked about, and are much more interested in what we drank right?
For round 1, I ordered the Double IPA, and he ordered the Saison.
For round 2, I ordered the lager and he ordered the Ariana Flockhart.
Beer: Double IPA
Brewery: Newfangled Brew Works
Style: IPA – Imperial / Double
Untappd Write-Up: Light in color and body this DIPA showcases Azacca and Citra hops in a chilled whirlpool addition as well as in the dry hop. Coming in at 8.2% abv this beer will get you where you’re going.
This was a very nice, smooth, crisp DIPA. Appearance is a little more amber in hue than most Double IPAs or IPAs. Almost looks like an Amber Ale like Nugget Nectar (an amber ale or red ale). Little head, nice lacing.
Aroma is more or less hoppy. Not super strong, not kick in your teeth hoppy, but the hop notes are there and obvious, but subdued. Not a whole lot else going on smell wise, so you get the hop aroma.
Taste is very smooth, very crisp, and clean. No outright bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice, not watery, not heavy. There isn’t much to say about flavor other than a nice herbal and earthy hop variety. Not quite spruce or pine, but just a earthy hop and herbal flavor. Just a generally good and pleasing flavor and just a genuine pleasing beer.
I wavered back and forth on my rating, deciding to go up and give the benefit of the doubt with a 4 star rather than the 3.75.
My Untappd Rating: ****
Global Untappd Rating: 3.75 (as of 11.16.19)
Cheers all, until tomorrow! Same Bat Blog, same Bat Beer, Same Bat Time!