Saturday, May 30, 2009
IPAllapalooza -- IX
Only one tonight (so far): Green Flash Hop Head Red, which isn't really technically an IPA. Okay, whatever, but it's brilliant. I wasn't that impressed with the Green Flash West Coast IPA in bottles (loved it on draft), thought it kind of blaring and harsh, but this was great. Fresh piney fruit, deliciously lively and just this side of sweet in the mouth, bitter but not astringent finish. Yum. Don't care if it's 'not an IPA,' it's one of the better entries in the IPAllapalooza.