Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative Lavender Uprising IPA
Broken Clock Lavender Uprising. 7.5% ABV. 89 IBU.
Lightly hazed, bright golden, solid snow-white head atop.
In the nose: soft, floral, slightly sweet. Light bitterness.
In the mouth: More bitterness jumps on board the palate, matched swiftly by the lavender flavor. What? Yeah. Okay. Huh. And the bitterness grows, and we know it's an IPA, and that lavender never leaves. Interesting. Intriguing, even. Not really what I want to drink, but not bad in the slightest.
Huh. It's a curiosity, but does not deliver the sort of satisfaction I desire. I can't see this being a "regular IPA", and every brewery needs it's regular IPA.
Editor's note: I originally wrote these notes a few weeks ago, hence the untimely comments about brewery openings. I think I was going to do all of the Broken Clock beers in one post, but I've changed my mind about that.