Wednesday, November 2, 2016

NorthGate Brewing Bitter Fool IPA

NorthGate Brewing Bitter Fool. 7.3% ABV. 70 IBU. This ale was brewed and packaged in Minneapolis, MN. 16 ounce can.

From the can: Shakespeare asked "Dost thou know the difference, my boy, between a bitter fool and a sweet fool?" We know the answer: It's Jester hops.

Clear, amber hue, slim white head.

Aroma: bright and lovely citrus hop notes pop out of the nose, joined by tropical tones, too. Tangerine and pineapple, grapefruit and mango. Love it.

In the mouth: Fresh hop bitterness blasts the palate. Substantial malt flavors hold down the fort. Medium bodied, long bitter, hoppy finish. Caramel and toffee in the malt, with hop flavors keep hold on top. I'm enjoying this. Distinctly downable, fully flavored, I'd have one again and again.

More, from the website:Medium bodied biscuit & toffee malt base balanced w/ exclusive new varietal Jester English hops. This IPA used to have European ingredients but we took a vote and replaced it all with English malts and hops.

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