Long Trail Brewing Co. Space Juice
Long Trail Brewing Co. Space Juice is an American Double/Imperial IPA, 8.7% ABV. No canning or best by date, but the can does let you know a few times that this does not contain juice. Noted.
The juice, I mean beer, pours with a gorgeously clear golden color that has a nice off white head on top. The aroma of this beer is like nothing I have ever smelled before in a DIPA. It is sweet, and I guess I’d call it dank, maybe fruity? It is a bit odd on the nose, but not exactly unpleasant. I am tasting lots of big orange and thick caramel malt upfront on the taste. The flavor quickly adds some sticky pine, a little pineapple, some earthiness, and a nice dose of hop bitterness on the finish. The mouth-feel is full and a bit oily, quite a nice compliment to the flavor profile. A touch hot though, I can feel the ABV burning a bit.
I’ve only had one Long Trail beer along the way and that was several years ago, so I really had no expectations going into this. I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s… out of this world (sorry, couldn’t stop myself), but it is really good. This would be something I’d buy again if it was available here.