Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Game Day Beer Review: Foothill Brewing Seeing Double India Pale Ale

Photo by Andrea_44 on Flickr
Beer: Foothill Brewing Company Seeing Double India Pale Ale

ABV: 9.50% 

Presentation: Poured from a 32 oz growler from Morganellis Party Store, Columbia SC

Appearance: Classic IPA copper/orange, with a nice two finger tan head, giving away to consistent lacing on all sides.

Aroma: Floral, pine, earthy, citrus - typical IPA - and nicely apparent.

Taste: Superior.  Not the over-the-top hop bomb of many doubles but a very complex, drinkable ale.  The initial sweet maltiness combines with a pine/earthiness before giving way to the fruity hop blast at the end, with a faint alcohol overlay.

Overall: Outstanding combination of complexity and drinkability, with a very well hidden high ABV. This beer made me very very happy, and not just because of the monster ABV. I will definitely drink this again, hopefully often.  A+

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