Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beer of the Week (Vol. CXCVI)

Another irregular, edition of Beer of the Week, sponsored as always by feisty folks at Glen Lake Wine & Spirits who have the beer, wine, or whiskey you need to rise up, rebel, and fight the power in style.

The featured beer comes from local Minneapolis brewer Fulton. It’s part of their Garage Series and it’s an imperial IPA called Insurrection:

Insurrection's flavor profile is spearheaded by Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic hops added at a rate of over 3 pounds per barrel. Both hops are new breeds that overwhelm the senses with an onslaught of citrus, sauvignon blanc, and blueberry notes. Loads of 2-row barley and a touch of honey malt combine to form a serious malt backbone and an ABV of 8.6%.

Four-pack of 12oz bottles goes for $9.99. Clear simple label provides sleek and stylish look.

STYLE: Imperial IPA


HEAD (0-2): Off white color with good volume. 2

COLOR (0-2): Orangish-brown and clear. 2

AROMA (0-2): Rich citrus aromas a little sweetness. 2

TASTE (0-5): Like the aroma there’s a lot of citrusy hop flavors along with floral accents followed by sweeter malts. Medium bodied with a crisp finish. Mouthfeel is a little oily. Heat is there, but it’s subtle. 4

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Lasting bitter follow through. 2

OVERALL (0-6): A well-made imperial IPA that touches all the bases. 4

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 16