Service: 12 pk cans
Style: Session IPA
Color: Golden (7 SRM)
Temp: Very Cold (in a cooler with ice for over an hour)
Smell: A very light aroma with some citrusy hops and a hint of toast or biscuit.
Taste: RecreationAle pours a great golden color. It’s a little hazy and there is some yeast debris floating around reminiscent of older German styles.
At first taste there is a nice dry hop kick and a lot of citrus flavor. Being so low gravity one might not expect much sweet malty goodness. One would be wrong. It’s a slight sweetness but makes this brew very well balanced. This style is one with which you need to spend some time. Session IPA’s are typically “light” beers but the brews of this ilk popping up this year are packed with flavor. This RecreationAle is no exception. It also laces the glassware very well, which I really like in a beer.
As mentioned, this ale comes in a can. I’ve had several of these this spring as this beer has quickly become my go-to “filler” beer and first choice for traveling. Cans are fantastic for traveling, visiting parks, the beach or the pool. If you want to consume malt beverages in the sun, low gravity is a huge bonus. Time to break out my vast collection of rare, ironic and comical coozies!
Summer session IPA’s are trending and that is a very good thing.
Pair with: Chips and salsa verde or veggies and ranch dip.