Monday, 8 February 2016
My Bitter Birthday--Good Vibes India Pale Ale
Good Vibes India Pale Ale comes from Meadville, Pennsylvania. It's a zesty IPA containing 7.3% alcohol and sold in 12oz bottles that's brewed and bottled by Voodoo Brewing Co. According to the label, this hoppy demon is "hopped five times in the kettle & double dry hopped" and contains 85+ IBUs.
It's a brown orange brew, slightly hazy, and topped with a thin covering of short-lived off-white head. There are colossal notes of tropical fruits in the nose, as well as substantial bitterness. The flavour is hearty and dank, with mango and pineapple juiciness. Hops are luridly present start to finish, in copious quantities.
This beer is pretty dang interesting--over-ripe fruit flavours, zealous bitterness, and pretty formidable strength make for a tangy and delicious ale.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.