Saturday, July 19, 2014

Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month July (Yankee Doodle Dani)

The most popular style of beer has to be the IPA (India Pale Ale). Some many breweries brew at least one or two different IPAs, and even some breweries experiment with different hops and ingredients in an IPA. Some IPA’s come out really strong and bitter some come out more drinkable and fruity. But I am a little bit choosey about IPA’s, but I do love Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month. Now I have July here (Yankee Doodle Dani), 5.8% ABV and 63 IBU (International Bittering Unit). For July Foothills is using four different malts, spicing it up with fresh ground coriander, freshly grated ginger and Citra hops. July pours a really clear golden color with a two finger bright white head that fade kind of slowly in to some thin bubble lacing. I found tons of light streaming though with a great amount of carbonation bubble racing to the head. The aroma is like summer with nice hints of ginger and bits of lemon and touches of grapefruit. The taste is not what I was expecting from an IPA; there is a nice crispness with hints of fresh ginger and the tiniest flavor of coriander. I found a nice refreshing lemon and grapefruit flavor as well that goes very well with the ginger, and a nice bit of a cracker flavor. July isn’t a bit bitter, the closest flavor to bitter would be the lemon and grapefruit, but their bitter flavors are held back by the ginger flavor. But the bitterness, piney, & grassy flavor do come alive a bit as this beer warms up, but it’s none to bitter, just bitter enough to be enjoyable. I was surprised July and how tasty it really was, so Foothills Brewing IPA of the Month gets an A+. So I really recommend July and all of Foothills IPA of the Month. So go out and try all seven months and keep try the rest! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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