Saturday, February 6, 2016

Backpocket Blood on the Blade Red IPA

This 6.5% ABV red India Pale Ale is from the Backpocket Brewing Company of Coralville, Iowa.  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 a deep copper and amber, tinted blood red. There is about an inch of thick, foamy, light tan head. The aroma is citrusy, tangerines and blood orange, over a solid toasted, caramel malt base. The taste reverses the aromas, hitting the solid, strong malt first, with the citrus on the finish. The beer drinks smooth, full-bodied, but never even approaching heavy, with a tingle of carbonation. The finish is dry and moderately bitter.  

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