Council Brewing Co.
In The Blind Double Dry Hopped India Pale Ale
American IPA
16oz, Single
Noticeably thin head with minimal retention, bright white, just no density to it at all, and as you'd expect the lacing is equally weak. Full haze to the otherwise vivid yellow color, fully opaque and you can make out one or two thin bubble beads if they are near the glass. Extremely citrusy nose of pink grapefruit, tangerine and a touch of lime, pine sap and tar, crisply tropical pineapple, kiwi, star fruit scents, all softened by a floral musk, little funk or herbaceousness, very good persistence. Full-bodied and close to viscously heavy, you have to consciously swallow to get it down. More herbaceous here in a positive sense, gives it more erectness and bite. Still, it's the white to pink grapefruit and mandarin orange ruling the roost. The carbonation provides an uncommonly strong prickle, scrubs hard. Broader array of peach, nectarine to pineapple, papaya, passion fruit. Some pine and tea leaf, light dose of honey and breadiness, the malts well woven into the fabric. Certainly not a sessionable beer but for all of its weight and overly aggressive carbonation the intensity of flavor wins you over.
4 out of 5