30 Apr Day 23 (#30Beers30Days)
We’ve had a new brew every day for the past 22 days. Gearing up for day #23!
Next to a basic wheat ale, IPAs are my fave. I’m paying homage tonight to the style that started it all: the English IPA. I’m going w/the Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA (5.2% ABV, NJ).
The invention of the IPA places the English in pretty high regard in my book. Since this is an English IPA, I’m expecting it to be a bit more mellow as compared to an American or Imperial IPA.
This one’s super smooth, cloudy and golden with just enough bite. It has a green taste and aroma with a slight malt character. It has a full body and an almost sticky mouthfeel; a creamy and sturdy head with good density all around. However, the texture of the brew changed dramatically with the temperature. It became extremely thick once it’s warmed a bit. Not a good texture at all.
If you like a mild IPA, this Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA may be the beer for you. It would pair well with ceviche or another bold, citrusy dish.
This Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA is not too bad. But it’s also not too good.. A good average, C beer.