Thursday, August 8, 2013
Backlash Declaration- Belgian Style IPA
Tonight's IPA Month beer is Declaration, a Belgian Style IPA from Backlash Brewing of Boston.
Backlash Brewing, in their own words, from their web site:
Declaration (Belgian Style IPA)
Backlash Beer Company
7.2%ABV, 47 IBU's
Declaration pours a hazy amber with a fluffy white two fingers of head. Great head retention, it just won't go away.
Smell is restrained- equal parts sweet fruity yeast and and spicy hops Very intriguing.
Mouthfeel is soft and light, texturally very pleasing.
Taste is hop forward citrus- grapefruit at first, and bitter. The fruity Belgian yeast characteristics follow, culminating in a nice IPA bitter finish.
Interesting beer. I really enjoyed it. It really is a unique take on the style, with the fruity Belgian yeast and strong hop flavor combination. I'd drink it again, and I recommend you give it a try.