Monday, October 24, 2016

Wild Mind Lese-Majeste Wild IPA

Wild Mind Lese-Majeste, the beer formerly known as Wild IPA. 8.2% ABV. 75 IBU. Wild Mind Artisan Ales, Minneapolis, MN.

Clear, bright golden hued, slim white head.

Aromatics are bursting with all manner of hoppiness. Citrus notes, pine, tropical tones, pungent, juicy.

In the mouth: Sweetness and sumptuous at first, but swift and soon, the bitterness rises to ravage the palate. Intense bitterness tears across the tongue, thrilling hopheads like myself. Light bodied, leaving the stage to hops and hops alone. The palate ripping continues. Underneath, the malts remain juicy and delicious.

A pause while I read from the menu: "Brewed with pilsner malt and over 3 pounds per barrel of Cascade, Citra, and Azacca hops, this beer is then fermented with locally harvested Minnesotan yeast making it insanely attenuated for an IPA. Notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, clean grass, and rich earth."

This is just right. I am in awe of this one. Dry to the point of brittle, over-flowing with fresh and juicy hoppitude. Right up the ol' alley and down my driveway, this one. Keep making great beers like this, guys, and I just might like you even more.

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