Sunday, November 15, 2015

Shiner Wicked Ram IPA

Shiner beers come from the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas (pop. 2,070). This 6.0% ABV and 55 IBU India Pale Ale is their latest release and their first IPA.

The beer pours a light amber and copper in color. There is a tall, foamy head of white to off-white. The aroma is grassy, citrusy, with some floral. The taste is grassy and citrus hops over toasted malt. It finishes with a mild bitterness. The beer drinks smooth and round, with a tingle of carbonation. This is a drinkable beer, but more like an English pale ale than an American IPA. I've said this before, Shiner does a great job with different types of lagers, but they aren't good yet at the hopped up styles.

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