Sunday, February 12, 2017

Foothills Brewing Company Craft Happiness IPA Project Domicile IPA

Foothills Brewing has introduced a new IPA series, Craft Happiness IPA series. Each month a new and different IPA will be produced and Foothills will dedicate a portion of the sales proceeds to an area of need in their region. The first IPA in this Craft Happiness Series is Domicile IPA, 6.5% ABV. Domicile is double dry hopped with Cascade hops. Dry hopping is a method that uses dry hops that have been harvested then set aside. Domicile pours a clean golden color with a three finger white head that has wonderful retention; it sticks around for a while and leaves behind decent whips of lacing throughout. The aroma is somewhat fruity with some onion and garlic with a dank resin note. Taste is slightly hoppy up front with some sticky earthy notes and a little bit of some spiciness. Toward the back you get little more of a hoppy note. The mouth feel is light to medium but does coat your tongue with its flavors. Domicile finish with a hoppy flavor and a faint bitterness. The after taste is hoppy for a few second then you get a little bitterness that fades away. But as Domicile IPA warms up the spicy notes fade away and give way to a little bit more hoppy bitterness. Overall this is Domicile IPA is good but this didn’t have a really fruit presence to it like some of the other IPA foothills has brewed in the past. I’m not saying this is bad, it was different form the others. So with that said I give this Foothills Brewing Craft Happiness Series Domicile IPA an A. I liked the little spicy note in this IPA it was good and helped to keep the hoppy/bitter notes from taking over the flavors of this IPA. Not to say that this IPA was too bitter or hoppy, it could have just be one sided in the flavor department and that would have held it back slightly. Yet I cannot see a bad IPA coming from Foothills Brewing. This Craft Happiness is going to be a wonderful IPA series and I can’t wait for the next one. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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