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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Beer Tasting: Sly Fox Cascade IPA

Cascade IPA is brewed by Sly Fox Brewing Company. This was from the tap in Phoenixville, PA. This is 2006's first installment in the annual "IPA Project" at Sly Fox. The Project was started back in 2004 and will probably go through 10 different styles by the end of the year. Brewed with 100% Cascade hops and weighing in at 7% ABV and close to 100 IBUs, this is a fun beer with quick side effects! Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: light copper, thin head Bryan: pale colored beer with small, quickly disappearing head Smell Adam: you get some hops nose Bryan: barely any aroma to warn of what's to come Taste Adam: Wow! 20 times the hops you would expect from the nose Bryan: Extremely hop-forward as I like 'em Mouthfeel Adam: carbonated sufficiently Bryan: full mouth explosion of hops overwhelms any significant texture to the beer; come to think of it...hops are the texture :) Drinkability Adam: yes...if you like a good stiff IPA Bryan: very drinkable as an IPA that west coasters should even appreciate Seconds? Adam: oh yes Bryan: for sure

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