If there is one new brewery that is receiving some massive hype it has to be Beere Brewing. The fledgeling brewery has received a great deal of attention, and they are churning out beers that have reportedly been deserving of said hype. Today B.C. Beer Reviews is going to take a look at Mental Floss, a double dry-hopped IPA.
B.C. Beer Reviews: Beer Brewing – Mental Floss
This beer pours an extremely hazy and bright orange colour from the can. In the glass it is equally as hazy as the pour, if not more so. There is no seeing through even the smallest amount of this brew. It looks like a glass of orange juice.
They say that you should not judge a book by its cover, but it makes sense to do it for this one. This beer looks like a hazy and juicy hop bomb and it follows suit in the aromatics. This is what the people want.
Once again, the appearance of this beer gives you a very good idea of what to expect from the aromatics. You get very strong juicy notes of citrus fruits like orange and tropical citrus fruits as well, albeit a lot less distinct than the orange.
This brew hits the type of aromatics you would want from a double dry-hopped IPA spot on. It continues to follow through with the trend of IPAs in B.C. in having strong citrus fruit and tropical aromas. This is a very tasty smelling beer.
Unsurprisingly this beer comes at you immediately with tropical fruit and citrus fruit notes. The more you drink it the more you get orange and mango as the primary notes you can put your finger on.
A nice note to this beer is that it presents you with a noticeable and approachable level of bitterness. It is very much on the front end of the drink and does not linger on your palate whatsoever.
There is a rather smooth note to this beer as well. This would commonly be characterized as juicy. This smooth and fruity note makes this a very easy beverage to drink quickly, even if it does come in at a surprisingly high 7.9% ABV.
The branding/labeling of Mental Floss is about as simple as it comes. A black glossy label has Beere Brewing on it with the name of the beer and the style of the beer in orange lettering. The colour scheme makes you think of Halloween. While it is not flashy, it is noticeable.
This brew pours a fairly significant head, even with a rather slow pour from the can. The retention of that head is above average. It sticks around long enough to be considered significant.
There is a light level of carbonation, but it does not get in the way here. It is enough to continue to give the beer a pleasant crisp note.
Mental Floss is what B.C. beer fans love in their IPAs, hence the hype it has received. The colour hits the hazy and bright colour, the aromatics are juicy and somewhat tropical and the tasting notes follow suit with a juicy, smooth and tropical tastes on your palate.
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