Catskill Brewery
Devil's Path
American IPA
New York
16oz, 4-Pack
Orange creamsicle colored head, 1-2 fingers tops, even surface, seems to have some density, nicely extended lacing streaks. Completely opaque coppery orange to yellow liquid, maybe there's a random bubble visible, good glow though. There's an attractive freshness to the nose, lifts without giving up too much richness, subdued scents of flower water, peach, pear, apricot fruit, pine sap, light honey accents, more dough than cracker, not overly malty, the grassiness is damp not dank. In the mouth it's medium-bodied, carbonation gives it a lift and helps spread it widely. Maltier here with cocoa, pie dough, scone notes to accompany the lowkey pine grapefruit, mandarin orange and pine sap, honey. Never gets too sweet and this then tends to give shape to the apricot, mango, guava fruit rather than let it run amok. Remains consistent through to the finish, no loss of weight nor flavor intensity and ends when it should, doesn't outlast its stay. This is just a super-solid "throwback" type of IPA not out to score points or awards. Could keep drinking it until you ran out.
4 out of 5