Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oakland Brewing Company Sticky Zipper IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Oakland Brewing Company Sticky Zipper IPA.  I like seeing new local beers when I go shopping and so when I found this one I gladly picked it up.

Commercial description: “"Sticky Zipper is all about our passion for the hop. American 2-row, crystal and Munich malts create a smooth and ...solid base for the hope to come. Prodigious amounts of late addition and dry hopping with cascade and falconer's flight provide a balanced bitterness with huge hop aroma and flavor - with notes of citrus, pine, and lemon zest - all without the tooth-enamel-stripping bitterness found in other IPAs....Cheers!" 
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear orange with a large white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Nice mix of citrus and pine hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
Taste: Sweet caramel malts with a touch of biscuit malts, citrus and pine hop bitterness.
Overall: Very drinkable, Oakland Brewing Company Sticky Zipper IPA is nicely balanced.  Solid hop profile and malt backend, I’d pick this 7.4% ABV offering up again.


Mark Harvey

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