Saturday, June 09, 2012

Bar Review: Watch Man IPA

58 IBU / 6% ABV
I used to think hops were the enemy. As I came to appreciate beer and enjoy it more than wine, it was the dark, low-hops brews I loved best, like Guinness.

But then I tried the Tallgrass IPA, and that changed. I learned to appreciate a good hops-infused beer, with its bright, citrus flavor.

So I was excited when I saw that our local brewery, Empyrean Brewing Co., had released an IPA. Until I tried it. There's not much to recommend it, though. It's simply bitter, and the citrus of the hops only serves to make it less enjoyable. I can't explain why, I just know that this is the case.

The Verdict: 2 out of 5 stars

Empyrean has failed me once again.

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