Thursday, April 18, 2013

Marshall Brewing Company Atlas IPA

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Marshall Brewing Company Atlas IPA. Here’s another beer I picked up from Whiskey Business (here) a Fine Wine, Spirits & Craft Beer shop on my not so recent trip to Tulsa, OK.

From the Marshall Brewing Company website: “Atlas India Pale Ale is an ale with strength and character worthy of its name. Pale and caramel maltings of American two-row barley give Atlas IPA a malty backbone to support its noticeable, but not overpowering, hoppy flavor and aroma. Columbus, Amarillo, and Cascade hops are harmoniously blended together, bringing about floral and earthy tones which highlight this bold but delicious ale. Suggested pairings with Atlas IPA include: Mexican, Indian, and Cajun dishes, oily fish such as grilled salmon, spicy crab cakes, and bold, handcrafted, washed-rind cheeses. ABV – 6.5%”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a thin off-white head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops with faint caramel and roasted malts aromas. Nose isn’t as big as I am accustomed to with an IPA, but it smells good.
Taste: Caramel and roasted malts up front balanced nicely with citrus and pine hop bitterness.
Overall: Not overly sweet nor overly hoppy, Marshall Brewing Company Atlas IPA is a bit lighter than what I traditionally drink, but overall I enjoyed it. At 6.5% ABV I could see knocking a few of these back.


Mark Harvey
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