Review - Paper City Brewing Company's India'n Pale Ale
"A classic rendition of the Style named after another one of the owners passions, the Indian Motorcycle. The bikes were fabricated in nearby Springfield Ma and at one time rivaled Harley Davidson. Jayís collection of antique bikes can be seen in Paper Cityís tasting room. For our IPA we use nearly two pounds of hops per barrel of British East Kent Goldings and American Yakima Goldings hops. We also use British light crystal, body building Munich malt, and North American pale malt. Indiaín Pale ale pulls from both the British and American traditions. (O.G. 1.053 Abv 5.4% IBUís-60)." -- Paper City
This IPA pops with a bit of fizz, pouring a very active deep amber hue with a nice, one finger head of off-white chunky frothy head with excellent retention with super sticky lacing. The nose picks up sweet hop notes with orange and resiny pine, very pleasant aroma, not too overpowering, with soapy yeast notes on the tail end. Initial taste is waxy in the way we would expect a candle to taste. Grapefruit citrus notes are present in the taste, moving to a lackluster bitter finish that leaves us wanting a more hoppy finish. Medium bodied, it has a creamy texture leaving us with a bitter dry mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
Reviewed on August 16th, 2007.