We’ve been work on and around the house all day, and now that I’m waiting on some spackle to dry, I thought I’d stop and have a beer. A few months ago my sister was in Florida and mention she was planning on stopping by a few breweries. I told her to stop and see Anthony, a fraternity brother who owns the Tampa Bay Brew Bus and Brew Bus Brewing. She stopped and got a few beers for me and he gave her a 6-pack of this for me. it was canned on Halloween, so I shouldn’t have waited this long to drink it.
Location: Poured into a curved pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL
Numbers: 7.2% ABV, ~200 Calories
Appearance & Aroma: It’s bright yellow in color, and slightly hazy. The head was pillowy at first, falling to a thin layer of soapy-like bubbles across the top. The aroma is big and citrusy with hints of a resiny grassiness.
Taste & Feel: The body is full, and the mouthfeel is crisp from the carbonation in it. Up front there’s a light maltiness with a light citrusy hop flavor. In the middle the citrusy hop flavor grows, along with some bitterness in the background. The finish is a good bit of citrusy hop flavor with a snappy, crisp bitterness. In the aftertaste, it’s the citrusy hop flavor and bitterness that lasts for a minute or so.
Food Pairing: This beer has a good amount of bright, citrusy flavors, and I couldn’t imagine a better pairing than fish tacos for this one… except pairing it with an awesome afternoon on the beach.
Overall Impression: It’s a bright, citrusy, refreshing IPA that’s in a can… making it the perfect beer for the beach. I really love the bright hop flavors which had just the right amount of bitterness. It really is a great IPA for a hot summer day, and the citrusy flavors just fit perfectly with a beach environment. I’m going to see if I can get my inlaws to bring more of this back for me to the midwest this summer. I highly recommend it if you can find it in Florida.