Published by Thomas Carlile on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM.
Jadyn and I had dinner and beers at the CBC on October 28th. They had a new IPA that decided to give a try.
An overabundance of hops here at CBC has permitted your local brewers to go a bit hop-wild! Hops are at their best when fresh, so all their myriad flavors and aromas come through in your beer. But, our Brewmaster over-bought for the year, and now we’re forced to brew IPA after IPA. Terrible news, right? Expect to see a rotating IPA on tap almost full-time until Will has finished his penance. Bumper Crop IPA was brewed with Pilsner malts and a variety of hops including: Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, and new-hop-on-the-block Citra. An outstanding citrusy aroma and flavor dominate this beer, while clean malt character provides a modicum of balance through the finish. Cheers!Beer Stats:
Brewery: Cambridge Brewing Company
Style: American IPA, BJCP Style Guide
Appearance: 4.0 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 4.5
Bumper Crop IPA pours a lightly hazed, bright, copper color. It's topped by an off-white head that fades to a film. The aroma is bright and hoppy with notes of resin and citrus. There's also an undercurrent of grainy malts.
Toasty malts upfront provide just enough balance to the hops without detracting from them. Resiny, grassy, and citric hops appear in the center and move into a strongly bitter finish. The beer is light and crisp on the palate with carbonation that provides a good bite.
This is a nice hoppy IPA.
Labels: American IPA