District Brew Yards Advent Calendar: Day 16

Around the Bend Villainous

Around the Bend Villainous

American-Style India Pale Ale
7.0% ABV
70 IBU

Translucent gold with a foamy, persistent beige head. The aroma is resinous and sweet. Citrus and pine abound, but it also seems like it’s getting a tad long in the tooth. Maybe it’s changing tastes, or some misperception, but I’m finding aromas and flavors I associated with long-lived IPA. Even if I’m wrong, those aromas and flavors don’t impart the best experience. For me, that is. I suppose it’s a take on a traditional American IPA with the acknowledgement of NEIPA style, but it’s not my favorite.