Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co., The
My Ghetto I.P.A.
American IPA
12oz, 6-Pack
Froths up initially to close to three fingers of semi-dense foam, very light tan to eggshell white color, retention is about where it should be, lacing is sparse though. Very viscous liquid, looks like puree, warm apricot orange to yellow color, somehow you can still see a few bubbles zipping upwards. Thick dankness to the nose, wet leafy matter, damp forest earth, almost to the point of decay, tar, pine sap, more yeasty than bready, a spoonful of honey helps to get the peach, nectarine to pineapple fruit scents above a whisper. Full-bodied, the carbonation works it hard but it remains too bottom heavy to do more than slog across the palate. The dank hops predominate here to but to a more reasonable extent. A bit of pink grapefruit sweetens it some, cocoa powder, peppery and the pine element more assertive. The pineapple, nectarine, peach fruit quiet and lacks length. For an IPA you expect more refreshing qualities and more general verve. Got tired drinking near the end of one 12 ounce bottle.
2 out of 5