Tin Whiskers Brewing Company
Fossil Finder IPA
Tin Whiskers Brewing Company Fossil Finder IPA clocks in at 6.1 % alcohol by volume and 54 International Bittering Units. It is packed with Centennial, Warrior, and Amarillo Hops which dominate the aroma providing the scent of citrus with some floral and spice lightly supported by grapefruit. Malt aromas are low and supportive of the hops. Fermentation fruity esters blend in with the hop aromas and are hard to pull out. Fresh out of the fridge, the hop aromas are medium but as the beer warms they become more prominent, citrusy complex and layered.
I look at the glass of brilliant copper liquid under a robust, lacy 2.5” faintly copper tinted beige cap with good retention and i know I need to drink this beer. Swirl the beer around under your tongue and you get sweet citrus notes and then start to swallow and by mid-palate hop bitterness comes to the forefront and becomes very assertive by the finish and helps dry things out. There are some astringent notes from the big dose of hops but they are not sharp or harsh. The bitterness coats the tongue and lingers long and pleasantly. The beer is smooth with a medium body and carbonation. This is a big bold bitter beer will appeal to those who want a bitter kick in their IPA that does not eat a hole in your stomach but has some intensity. I like the beer and seek it out when I need the bitter. I rate it 81.
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