On the docket: 16oz. can of Dark City’s Boom! Roasted Coffee IPA
Poured into: Wine & Whiskey Country stemmed snulip
S: Hazy pale-gold with a merengue head. Sustained retention. Tiny, zippy bubbles wend their way to the top.
A: When taken in colder, the hops are definitely the dominant note. Bright stone fruit notes of peach nectarine and a cymbal slash of grapefruit pith. As it warms up, the earthy, dark roasted notes of the coffee get louder- the bass and floor toms that contrast the bright brassy hops.
T: Much of the flavor mimics the aroma. A third player enters- the slightly doughy, grainy malt. All work together to provide a complex experience. The coffee provides depth and richness, but also bitterness.
F: Light, fluffy, but carbonated.
O: A highly enjoyable, sessionable coffee IPA.