Friday, May 25, 2012

Boom Island Thoprock IPA

Boom Island Brewing Company is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This 8.0% ABV beer pours slightly hazy and a very deep, dark copper, amber, burnt orange in color.  There is a large creamy, foamy head, off-white in color.  The aroma is hoppy, very ripe tropical fruits and melons, and the slightest hint of pine, over a very solid, semi-sweet malt base.  The taste follows the aromas fairly directly, it leaves out the pine and adds a tart note, but all the fruits are there over a solid malt base, with some caramel malt notes.  The finish is slightly tart, moderately dry and with only enough bitterness to counteract the sweetness of the malt and finish just this side of dry.  The aftertaste is pleasantly fruity, and a lighter reminiscence of the original flavors.  The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, neither overdone nor underdone.  This is a really nice and big IPA, seek it out.

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