1065. Jedi Mind Trick

1065. Jedi Mind Trick

I had my first interview for a post-doc on July 29th. Jadyn took me out for dinner at the CBC to celebrate getting a job offer.

Their description:
Cambridge Brewing Company, at One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA,
will not be releasing a beer called Jedi Mind Trick on Friday July 24.

The brewers at CBC have not created any such beer.

It is not a hoppy expression of Belgian tripel.
Nor is it a Belgian strong golden with plenty of American hops.

It does not have a balanced, clean malty palate,
floral-spicy hop aroma, subtle fruitiness
from their proprietary yeast strain.
No crisp carbonation or creamy head.

This isn't the beer you're looking for.

There is nothing to see here.

You can go about your business.

Move along.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Jedi Mind Trick
Alcohol: 7.50%
Serving: Tap
Style: Belgian IPA

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.5 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

Jedi Mind Trick pours a very cloudy golden. It's topped by a white head that fades to a ring, and leaves patchy lace. There's a nice fruitiness in the aroma. There are notes of banana, citrus, yeast, and peppery spice. There are also more subtle notes of crisp, grassy hops.

The initial burst of banana fruitiness is quickly met by an intense dryness that moves through to the finish where peppery spice blends with resiny and grassy hops flavors, and a strong bitterness in the finish. The carbonation lends a nice crispness to the beer that complements the dryness nicely.

I thought this was a nice beer, though the hops slightly overpower much of the fruitiness contributed by the yeast.