Saturday, November 16, 2013

Confluence Fresh Hop Mosaic IPA

The Confluence Brewing Company is in Des Moines, Iowa. This India Pale Ale is 6.8% ABV. The beer pours copper in color. There is about an inch of thick off-white head. The aroma is passion fruit, grapefruit, a bit grassy, allowing out just a bit of caramel-tinged malt. The taste follows the aromas directly, passion fruit at the fore, on a bed of solid malt, with a fairly bitter finish. It is lightly carbonated, medium bodied, smooth and round in the mouth. The aftertaste is like biting a grapefruit skin, bitter, tangy, astringent.

I like that they sell their quart growlers not just at their taproom, but at various stores like Cyclone Liquors in Ames and Beer Crazy in Urbandale, where I got this growler.

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