Thursday, 6 August 2015

Craft Beer Review: Summer Season's Best from Prescott

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So yesterday we had an American Pale Ale and today we have an American India Pale Ale. Innnnnnteresting. Prescott is a new brewery for me. Enjoyed this beer and hope to see them on tap with something else again soon.

Summer Season typified many qualities of what I would call a modern IPA. It was a cloudy gold colour, bitter, hoppy, citrus, and astringent with those sort of tea/green tea tannins.

A very hoppy beer with the citrus being more on the grapefruit side than lemon with a non-citrus tartness like crab apples. There was no sweetness in it at all to the point where I felt the bitter nearly overwhelmed an otherwise good profile. But not quite. It was right on the edge between awesome and somethinghasgonehorriblywrong and came out on the awesome side. I find many cheeses are like that as well, don't you?

I think that might be to do with the temperature it was being served at. So many American style beers benefit from a colder serving temperature than what I would call cellar. This would have been much crisper and less bitter.

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