The Butte Creek Brewing Company is in Ukiah, California (contract brewed by Mendocino Brewing?). Their beers are certified organic. This IPA is 6.5% ABV.
The beer pours a hazy dark amber in color. There is a short
lived head of somewhat creamy off-white to very light brown foam. The aroma is
malty, caramel, light sweet potato, very light citrus, and a whiff of piney
funk. This is quite malt forward, no dating, so I don’t know if it is old or
not. The taste follows the aromas, adding some creamy orange and overripe
melon. The finish is moderately bitter. This is too malt forward for an IPA,
not sure what is going on with it. Is it just me, or did Butte Creek beers used to be a lot better several years ago?