Musical Cheers: Hinterland IPA

In the spirit of beer being the beverage of the everyday man (and woman), we present Musical Cheers, a column that puts real beer in the hands of real people. Musical Cheers is guest authored by a revolving selection of friends and columnists with tastes as varied as the beers they review.

BIO

Guest reviewer name/occupation:

Cory Nicklaus, Owner of Liberty Cafe

Favorite Coffee Drink:

Black Coffee

Number of pets:

One dog (Pete)

Preferred Blue Collar Brews:

Coors Light, Miller Light, Rolling Rock

Preferred White Collar Brews:

Pitosi IPA, Perky Porter, Hinterland IPA, Luna Coffee Stout, Green 19 IPA, Johnny Blood Red




THE REVIEW

Name of beer reviewing: Hinterland IPA

Type of beer: IPA

ABV: 6.7percent

Pre-tasting:

The packaging of the six-pack of bottles is simple with vines of hops and pine trees on the label. Nothing fancy but it gets its point across. Green is the theme. When you pop the top, the hoppy citrus aroma billows out of the bottle with a smack in the face invitation to, “Drink me and my buddy too! Better yet, why not all my buddies?" Usually one or two bottles will suffice in one sitting or standing, depending where you're drinking the beer(s). The others will have to wait their turn. But they won't have to wait long!

Post-tasting:

Great aftertaste and it's just plain refreshing on a warm afternoon or any afternoon for that matter.

You'll like this beer if: If you enjoy a strong IPA hoppy citrus flavor, you'll surely enjoy this beer. Hinterland's website pairs it with hot wings, curry or spicy foods but I just like it by itself.

You'll dislike this beer if: Some people have told me they think IPA's are skunky so if you are like those folks, you might not enjoy this beer. But the smell of it doesn't do it justice. Just try a gulp and you just might like it!

Rating 1 – 10: 9

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