Saturday, November 16, 2013

Butte Creek Brewing Organic India Pale Ale

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?

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