Friday, 9 June 2017
Presumed Innocent IPA
Staying with two lawyers in Richardson, Texas meant that I had to buy a 12 oz can of Legal Draft Beer Company's Presumed Innocent IPA when I spotted it at the grocery store. From Arlington, TX, this India Pale contains a robust 7.2% alcohol.
Presumed Innocent poured a ruddy orange colour and had an unfortunate amount of chunky yeasty sediment. It's nose was grapefruit rich and bitter. The flavour, too, was bitter and citrus-driven, with a finish that turned toward slightly resinous.
This beer might have been on the shelf a little too long. It really did have some gnarly yeast chunks and they built up awkwardly on the bottom of my glass, but I'm not convinced it is typical of the beer. The flavour was pretty nice and it was just the right level of strong, though, which ensured a passing grade.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10.