Saturday, March 22, 2014

Backpocket Raygun IPA

This 7.6% ABV India Pale Ale is a collaboration with the Raygun t-shirt company of Des Moines, Iowa. It uses Galaxy and Topaz hops and comes from the Backpocket Brewing Company of Coralville, Iowa. This beer is the second release in their Lab Series, where they get a little more adventurous and try out some new styles.  If you are ever in the Coralville/Iowa City area, or just driving by on I-80, this place is definitely worth a stop.

The beer pours dark honey golden with an orange/amber tint. There is a tall, thick head of off-white foam. The aroma is citrusy, tropical fruits, passion fruit, tangy, with light floral notes. The taste follows the aromas directly, it is citrusy, fruity, round and smooth, with good mango coming through on the end. It is fairly bitter on the finish. It is medium bodied and  moderately carbonated. This is a very good IPA, I was so glad they bottled it. However, fresh out of the tap at the brewery it is out of this world, get there if you have the chance!

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