Blue Pants Brewery Brettanomyces Fermented IPA
Blue Pants Brewery Brettanomyces Fermented IPA is an American IPA, no ABV on the bottle, bottle date is 03/27/16. Thanks goes out to Raymond for sharing this fine malt beverage with me and Lee.
The pour was a little heady to say the least, slow and steady wins the race with this one you guys. The beer is cloudy with nice golden orange color. Fantastic aroma coming off of this beer; it is tart and funky in all of the right ways, a little musty and fruity with just a bit of grain as well. This beer reminds me a lot more of some of my favorite tart/funky Sours and Saisons on the nose than your typical IPA. The carbonation stands out on the taste immediately, the way it coats the mouth with slightly tart and funky Brett characteristics is wonderful. The malt profile is a bit deeper and sweeter than you usually see in this kind of Brett Ale. Haven’t talked much about the IPA aspect of this beer, and it is being dominated by the Brett, but it still has a little hop character on the finish. A bit of a leafy earthiness and some pine mix with a little bitterness right there at the end of the taste.
A great marriage of a Brett Saison and an IPA. This has been an outstanding introduction to this brewery, looking forward to trying a few more brews from these guys.
Listen to us drink this beer for the first time on Episode 129 of the Brew / Drink / Run podcast.