Sunday, March 30, 2014
Crux Fermentation Project Insider IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project Insider IPA. I picked this bottle up at the brewery.
From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “This truly American IPA owes its inspiration and its very existence to the bounty of hops in our own backyard. In the glass, the copper-and-gold hue results from a base of Northwest Pale, Munich and primarily Pilsner malts. On the tongue, warm colors continue, abetted by Oregon-cultivated Sterling hops that yield earthy flavors of orange peel and peppercorn.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a light golden orange color with a slight white head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Peaches, tropical fruit, pine, sweet caramel, biscuit malts, orange and a touch peppery.
Taste: Tropical fruit, peaches and citrus, sweet caramel and biscuit malts and a slight peppery spice.
Overall: Highly drinkable and refreshing, Crux Fermentation Project Insider IPA is enjoyable. It certainly doesn’t drink like an 8% ABV beer. Check it out if you get a chance.
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