Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Santa Clara Valley Brewing Electric Tower IPA

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

Tonight’s featured beer is Santa Clara Valley Brewing Electric Tower IPA. I picked this bottle up at Caps & Taps in Dublin (here).

Commercial description: “Built in 1881 to showcase the electrification of the west, San Jose’s Electric Light Tower stood for over 30 years as a shinning star above the Santa Clara Valley. Our Electric Tower IPA reimagines this icon as an intensely West Coast Style IPA. A firm malt base builds support for the abundance of hops, allowing hints of pine, citrus and tropical fruit to shine through and light up your palate!”
Let’s get started!

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with large slightly off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine and tropical hops.
Taste: Nice hop flavor – pineapple, orange, mango, pine with toasted and caramel malts to balance this beer.
Overall: Santa Clara Valley Brewing Electric Tower IPA is a solid West Coast Style IPA.  At 7.1% ABV this beer is definitely worth finding and trying.  I’m looking forward to more Santa Clara Valley Brewing offerings!


Mark Harvey

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