Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Beer Tasting: Moylan's Hopsickle IPA

The Beer: Moylan's Hopsickle Triple Hoppy Imperial Ale
Style: Double IPA
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
Packaging & Date Stamping: 22 oz. brown bottle; no date stamp

From where & how stored: Purchased at Jackson Wine & Spirits in Concord, CA, transported home by plane, stored at 45F since then

Pricing: $4.49 per bottle

Availability: Year-round

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 9.2% ABV
Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- golden, caramel brown
- medium head, coats the walls, but otherwise fades soon to a thin ring
- slight cloudiness

The Aroma:
- cascade, centennial, tomahawk provide a wonderful sensory overload
- smell the hops 18 inches away from the bottle

The Taste:
- grapefruit, pine quickly blow away any upfront malt sweetness that might be perceived
- pleasant lingering (and lingering...) bitterness in way back of mouth and throat
- medium-bodied and smooth as it slides easily across the palate

The Verdict: In my opinion, hands down, one of the best "big" IPAs made in the U.S. Hopheads rejoice!


Staem said...

Reading this made my mouth water. I spoke to the distribution manager today & he said they're working on having this fine brew available in PA by the end of the summer.

Bryan Kolesar said...

That's great news! Have you had others from them, particularly the Moylander?

Staem said...

I'm sorry to say that I haven't. This review struck a cord & I tried to search out where to get one. I guess I'll just have to tough out the wait.