Saturday, 14 January 2017
Whammy Bar No. 2 India Pale Ale
Whammy Bar No. 2 India Pale Ale is born and raised in Ipswich, MA, to its proud parent, Clown Shoes Beer. It's a 6.5% brew that comes in 12oz cans that feature a dude playing his guitar at a crossroads.
The beer is hazy and gold, with a carpet of fluffy white head. It has a hefty nose with lots of hoppy, resinous notes, and a whiff of forest greenery. The flavour is quite sweet, over top of a dank, woodsy bitterness. There is more malt than I expected, though this is kept in check by jumbo hops.
Like so many of the American brews on my blog, this one came to me via the relentlessly great KC. It proved to be a very enjoyable brewski, but an imperfect one. Too sweet by a few ticks and not as assertively bitter as it could have been, Whammy Bar No. 2 managed good strength and interesting flavour. I'd gladly drink it again.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.