1080. Simply Red IPA

1080. Simply Red IPA

I had this beer on tap at the CBC on September 23rd. Unfortunately I have very little info about it. The only description on the website says it was dry-hopped with amarillo hops. I do remember that this beer was brewed for the 40th birthday of a CBC regular. I apologize for the horrible quality of the photo.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Cambridge Brewing Company
Alcohol: ?
Serving: Tap
Style: American IPA, BJCP Style Guide

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

Overall: 3.8

Simply Red pours a very cloudy, amber-copper color. It's topped by a thin, white head that fades to a ring, and leaves a good smattering of lace. The aroma is bursting with hops. Resiny, and earthy hops blend with grainy and caramel malts to create a sweet, yet hoppy aroma. There are grassy and citric notes on the tale end of the nose.

Toasty malts move into a bready sweetness that's mildly sweet, and serves as the backbone. Peppery, herbal, and floral hop flavors come into play, before the finish which is moderately bitter. This IPA is moderately carbonated, medium-bodied, and slightly oily.

I though this beer had good balance, and nice flavors.