Friday, 4 September 2015
Over the Edge American IPA
My delightful friend KC is possibly the greatest of the Bitter World's many benefactors. Seldom does she darken my door without a couple of cans or bottles of something new and typically enjoyable. On her most recent visit, she brought 355mL cans of Over the Edge American IPA. Produced by The Unknown Brewing Co. out of Charlotte, North Carolina, this beer comes in at 6.9%. It pours a murky and attractive swamp orange, topped with a layer of loose, cream head. Cans are marked with an awesome hoppy question mark and the assertion that "[i]f you're not living over the edge, you're taking up too much space." This stuff is listed as an American IPA on the Unknown website, which makes sense, since it contains 6.9% alcohol.
O.T.E. has a sticky, resinous hop aroma that has a slightly floral quality. The beer itself has a hearty roasted malt skeleton that is dominated by bitter, hoppy musculature with a stanky, earthy bent.
Strong for an APA and quite tasty, Over the Edge has a lot in its favour. I'd have enjoyed a whisper more crisp dryness as things roll to a stop, but that's a paltry whine.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.