No, it’s not a typo.
On the docket: 11.2 oz. bottle of Brouwerij ‘t IJ’s IPA besy by: 6/2016. Nice and fresh.
Poured into: Man Skirt pint glass
S: Cloudy gold body with a thick, bubble-ridden head. Lace heavy and clingy, but the head is slowly receding as I admire it and type out the review. Tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. This unfiltered, unpasteurized beauty makes the buxom, inked woman on the bottle less interesting.
A: Bright citrus of grapefruit, clean malt, and faint floral mélange. Simple, subtle, inviting.
T: The nose carries into the taste. Bright citrus and a hint of pine come through in the hops department. There is a touch of floral-ness, but only just. The initial sweetness, while the beer is cool, is whisked away by the dry, bitter, and long finish of this Cascade and Citra-heavy brew. As it warms, the sweetness sticks around for a second or two longer.
F: Medium with nice carbonation, able to scrub your mouth and make you reach for your glass again. Dry and bracing.
O: Very pleasant take on the style from a brewery nestled into the most recognized city in North Holland- Amsterdam. This is the first of a six-bottle gift set I received, all by this brewery. Stay tuned for my next choice, whatever it may be. Amstel Lite, this is not!
S: 4 A: 3.75 T: 4 F: 4 O: 4
Suggested food pairing: Creamy cheddar cheese, summer salads, rare hamburger on brioche bun