Lone Eagle Brewing Co.
New England Chowdah India Pale Ale
American IPA
New Jersey
16oz, 4-Pack
Meager half finger head, bleached white with an even surface, lacing starts off broadly then disappears swiftly. As you pour it, looks like grapefruit juice and this doesn't change much once it's in the glass, opaquely hazy if bright yellow coloration, large accumulation of bubbles on the glass bottom. First thing to hit you in the nose is a pungent marijuana like scent, then pine sap, lemon to white grapefruit citrus, more lightly earthy, the fruit scents tropical without a bitter edge, papaya, pineapple, nectarine and star fruit. Full-bodied with a semi-creamy mouth feel and some notes of whipped cream, vanilla bean. More floral here with easygoing and juicy mixed white citrus. Some tea leaf but no dank herbaceousness. The carbonation provides a steady churn and can momentarily distract. Ripe and persistent peach, apricot, mango to nectarine fruit that nudges into pineapple now and then. It comes across as a little "busy" but its enthusiasm is hard to resist and you can forgive its lack of subtlety. The heaviness, though, makes it difficult to put two more than a couple of cans in one sitting.
3 out of 5