Preyer Brewing Co.
Lewis & Krunk West Coast IPA
American IPA
North Carolina
12oz, 6-Pack
Solid two finger head of creamy white, good density, some dimpling, retention is above average, lacing is on the skinny side but sticks nicely. Deeply bronzed liquid with only a touch of haze, the glass bottle is almost completely filled with large bubbles which now and then launch upwards to the surface. Thick nose featuring a cord of wet, leafy dankness and roofing tar with a fairly matched opponent in caramel, butterscotch, pine sap, heavy on the malts, juicy mango, pineapple, apricot fruit scents, comes up short in terms of citrus or florality. Full-bodied, very creamy and soft feel, carbonation not a large factor, tends to massage more than tingle. Emphasizes the apricot, peach, guava to nectarine fruit but again does not whip up more than cursory pink grapefruit citrus notes. Pine, grainy with lower levels of caramel, toffee as here the bitterness elevates noticeably. Very leafy and herbaceous finish in spite of that creamy mouth feel. There's a lot going on and it's not always orchestrated on the same wavelength. If it pulled back the bitterness a little it would be easy to throw back a few, even allowing for the ABV.
3 out of 5