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Beer #22 – Erie Misery Bay IPA

My last encounter with Erie wasn’t quite what I expected, but since I believe you should try everything twice, I opted to check out their IPA.  Here it is, the Misery Bay IPA from Erie Brewing Company.

Misery Bay IPA, Erie Brewing CompanyPennsylvania, United States of A
American India Pale Ale, 6.5 % ABV

Aroma: Citrusy hops, with almost a hint of sweet chocolate malts.

Appearance: Pours golden amber, almost no head.

Flavor: Grassy hop taste, warming alcohol, with some earthy malt and a nice, full and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, medium-bodied.

Overall: Odd aromas to this beer out of the bottle, but the taste is really nice.  The lack of a head is disappointing though, although maybe it’s an aspect of my glass.  Aside from the appearance aspect, this is a pretty nice IPA.


Beer #21 – Lakefront IPA

Wisconsin, the home of the brewers, and I don’t just mean the baseball team.  It’s got a LOT of breweries, some of them making very good beers.  And so we dive back into IPA season with the IPA from Lakefront Brewery.

Lakefront IPA, Lakefront BreweryWisconsin, United States of A
American India Pale Ale, 6.9 % ABV

Aroma: Great hop aroma, with hint of grass and malts.

Appearance: Pours golden/copper in color, clear, with an off-white head of foam.  Nice lacing on the glass.

Flavor: Nice hop profile, piney essence to it that is balanced on the end with malts and a trailing very nice bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, coats the mouth well with nice carbonation that I’d expect from an IPA.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA.  The nose doesn’t linger too strong, the alcohol is present but not overwhelming.  For a hop head, it’s got a great profile and solid taste.  A very nice/great example of the American IPA style.