Chatham Brewing Nor' Eastah Northeast Style India Pale Ale

Posted by: Marc Hanes

Chatham Brewing Nor' Eastah Northeast Style India Pale Ale - 06-16-2019 15:19:50

Chatham Brewing
Nor' Eastah Northeast Style India Pale Ale (Unfiltered With Citra, Mosaic, And Simcoe Hops)
American IPA
New York
6.5%
16oz, 4-Pack
$12.89
Strong pour yields about a finger of bright white foam, mildly wavy surface, retention is decent for what's there and good width to the lacing. The liquid is dull if deep golden color, scattered bubbles throughout, nowhere near as cloudy as most beers in the category. Grainy nose with pepper and dark pretzels, high degree of salinity emphasizes green leafiness, minimal fruit presence, smattering of peach and other white pit fruit. Medium-bodied, sets itself firmly in the mouth, dry and the carbonation makes it march in place as much as progress forward. Higher degree of citrus, white grapefruit to mandarin orange. More bitter than sweet, yet not exceedingly so. More discernible pineapple, peach, apricot fruit, not anywhere near the vicinity of fruity. Same grainy emphasis but more earthy and metallic than grassy. Halfway through the can you feel you need to take a break and drink a glass of water. Not a bad beer by any stretch, no glaring flaws, just leaves you unmoved and a bit confused that it was named as it is.
3 out of 5