Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Founders Azacca India Pale Ale

Founders Azacca India Pale Ale. Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 7% ABV. 70 IBU.

I've always wondered about the name of the Azacca hop, where it came from, but never ever got around to asking anyone. It's the Haitian god of agriculture, it seems. Well, cool.

Clear, clean, bright golden/amber coloring, slim white head.

Bold and bitter hop aromatics, shimmering citrus notes, a glimmer of cat pee, orange and grapefruit shining over the litter box. Beautiful.

In the mouth: Malty mouthfeel dominates the senses first. Lush and delicious. Hops take over the spotlight soon, flashing brilliant citric notes. Delicious and deliriously drinkable. Bright and lovely, with lots of yeast action still happening. A good drinking IPA, and it tastes good, too. Cheers to that!

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