McGargles Knock Knock Ned’s IPA, 6.5% ABV from Ireland. Brewed by Rye River Brewing Company.
Not the most popular selection though it is easily found in some import grocery stores around town. Saw it on the rack and it was on a promotion, so I decided to give it a try. My fridge is running out of “weekday” beers anyway.
Nice color. It’s been a while since I saw a color like this on an IPA. Smells good. Malt, caramel, spice, marmalade and sweet tangerine. Very sweet nose.
Hmm, in terms of taste, it was totally contradicting the nose. I expected something sweet. It was grassy, resinous, before the transient sweetness took over, leading the flavors into a gush of hoppiness. It was rich and flavorful. Pretty solid.
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