Octopus Wants to Fight IPA

Octopus Wants to Fight IPA

ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 88
Style: American IPA
Serving Temp: 5-8C
Glassware: Pub Pint

Release
Tank Ten
Tasting Notes

It pours a beautiful burnt gold edging into a dull orange, like a orange creamsicle complete with a tight white head. As you can imagine, lots of tropical fruits abound from the glass with the first whiffs, followed by a walk in the woods as pine, evergreen and some herbaceous notes are picked up. The first sip provides some sweetness, some dank grass combined with pine needles and then onto “juicy fruit”.  Soft body with some middle mouthfeel bitterness that tastes like another.

 

The Story
“Our pet octopus is a bit of a jerk. He’s that guy who has a couple then either tells you how much he loves you or threatens to fight you. So we brewed this IPA, with 8 varieties of hops and 8 types of malt. We targeted 88 IBU and 8.8% to appease him. Sadly, when he found out that we’d fabricated all of the above info, it only made him more volatile. We are starting to realize that Octopus was a poor choice for a pet.”

 

Food pairing recommendations

Calamari…

 

Availability

GLB Retail Store  – 473ml cans (April 2015)

 

Ratings and more information

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