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Friday, September 21, 2007

BOTD: Wagner Valley IPA

Sweet lord has it be a while for the much beloved (for me at least since I get to drink them) Beer Of The Day. In fact it's been over two years! As if I haven't had any beer in the past 24 months, ha! I even had to go back to the last BOTD (8/17/2005) to see what the format was. Anyhow...

Well today we have Wagner Valley's attempt at an American IPA, the Yankee version having more hops and kick than their current English namesakes. Also, according to their web page all their beers are made in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot.

One good brew to awaken the BOTD back from the dead.

The beer pours a bit thick with no scent during the pour. The nose is soft and malty with only a little hint of flower. The beer crashes across your mouth with a strong sharpness, almost biting. The body of the beer is medium to high maltiness with bread like yeast undertones. The beer finishes with a strongly bitter and hopped taste that lingers on like some old rusty Buick. The shocking part is the hoppiness is hidden until the very end and boy did they hide a lot of hops.

Brewery:Wagner Valley
Year: 1996
Origin: America (Lodi, NY)
Style: IPA
Content: 6.2%
Rating: Hoppy performer.
Recommendation: This is not a beer for IPA beginners but has the ability to kept Malt and Hop heads happy stranded on a desert island.


At September 21, 2007 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How I've missed the espousing of the undertones of malt beverages.

At September 21, 2007 10:59 PM, Blogger Dublin Saab said...

Well then rejoice as there are more delectable beverages on the way.


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