It was great catching up with 3 of my fraternity brothers at Flatbranch Pub & Brewing on the Friday night before our annual golf tournament. One of the other three is also a homebrewer, so we were trying as many of the craft brews here as we could. We’ve both discussed that a good judge of a brewpub is how good their IPA is – so that’s what we ordered, Ed’s IPA.
It was clear and amber in color with a very thin head on it. It had a nice grassy hop aroma, with a bit of maltiness and citrusy hops in the background. It had a very light body and was lightly carbonated, making it crisp and refreshing.
When I first drank it, I did notice the malty flavors, but the grassy and citrusy hop flavor took over. The finish was a nice dry hop finish, and in the aftertaste it had a little bit of a fruitiness to it.
Overall, it wasn’t bad, I think the hop flavor could have been a little bit stronger and the body a little bit fuller since it is an IPA. I could definately enjoy this with one of their Flatbranch burgers covered in chokes and cheese.