Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Slumbrew Snow Angel

Date night found me enjoying hot wings, cold beer, the company of my adoring (if not adorable) husband,  and a new craft beer from the tap list!

Oh, and a hot oil pizza with shrimp! Heavenly!

Don't you love it when the stars align and all is right with the world?

The new-to-me beer was Snow Angel by Slumbrew (AKA Somerville Brewing)

Snow Angel (9.00% ABV) is an imperial IPA.

It was served in a nonic pint glass. The color was a slightly hazy aurous red-orange. It had a fluffy head that left behind scattered lacing.

The aroma was a hop explosion of mouth watering proportions with underlying juicy fruit notes.

The taste was big time hop forward; grapefruit and resin combined with sweeter tropical fruits.  Malt and biscuit round out the flavors to create nice balance. A delicate black pepper quality builds on the palate and adds character. The alcohol is well concealed. The finish is hops and more hops.

The mouth feel is medium approaching full with lively carbonation.

Snow Angel is a hop lovers delight! I thought it was exceptionally good and reminded me of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.  Don't pass this one up if you see it! Delish!

Overall: very good.

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