Review - Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant's IPA
"Our version of the IPA beer style possesses a deep golden hue, rich malty flavor, a bold, complex, and enduring hop finish and is extremely full bodied. We dry hop this brew and use a combination of Fuggles and Chinook hop varieties resulting in an extremely enticing floral and spicy aroma as well as hop character. Great Western Two Row Pale Malt, De Wolf-Cosyns' Caravienne and Munich Malts are combined to achieve an initial specific gravity approaching 1.065." -- Moylan's Brewery
The Moylan's IPA pours a dark amber color settling into light amber/dark peach body with a medium size off white head. The two finger head left a sticky lacing on the glass as the head retreated. The still body was slightly cloudy, while some light was able to get through, settled and left a yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. The nose detected a floral hop presence that reminded us of dandilions and summer flowers. The hop presence wasn't as strong as the Hopsicke Imperial Ale, but was pleasant to the nose. The initialy light bitter taste slowly increases to a moderately bitter finish over an average duration. Softly carbonated and slightly watery, the medium bodied ale left the palate tart with a tacky feeling. As an IPA, this met our expectations, but wasn't a session IPA that could fill a 12 pack. It was enjoyable in a single bottle.
Reviewed on January 3rd, 2008.