Thursday, September 29, 2016

Insight Giant's Axe Pale Ale

Insight Path of the Giant's Axe Pale Ale. 5.8 % ABV. 37 IBU. Drafted by Insight Brewing, in collaboration with Beerd Brewery.

Chapter CXI, Giant's Axe, Bristol, England.

Clear, bright golden color, slim white head.

big citrus notes in the aroma, grapefruit, orange, and lemon aplenty, pretty nice.

In the mouth: Big bitterness at the start, turning mild. Bright citrus hop flavor. Utterly smooth and delicious. Lean malt, light body, easy drinker. Hits all the right notes for a pale ale. Nice and hoppy, easy and smooth. Right on.

some gobbledygook on the Beerd version: "Beerd Brewery were lucky enough to have been visited by Ilan Klages-Mundt, top brewer at Insight Brewing all the way from Minnesota, USA! As part of his worldwide brewery collaboration tour, he worked with Joe from Beerd to produce a punchy 5.5% IPA called Path of the Giant’s Axe."

And from Insight's version: PATH OF THE
GIANT’S AXE

Giant's Axe marks our first collaboration beer and was brewed with Beerd Brewing in Bristol, UK. With a noticeable malt and light biscuit backbone, this brew has a strong kick of citrus from the Citra and Summit hops, finishing a little earthy and dank from the Columbus hops.

AMERICAN PALE ALE
notes:
BISCUIT
GRAPEFRUIT
DANK, availability:
LIMITED
abv:
5.8%, ibu:
37

"dank"....I hate "dank"....

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