Another collaboration brew with Stillwater Artisinal, this time it’s a Sour India Pale Ale and it’s decent enough, if not as mind blowing as you might hope.
The aroma is tart lemon and some warm honey, and the beer sits a pale straw gold in my glass.
Taking a swig you immediately find just how tart this beer is, and it’s tart rather than sour.
Lots of stingingly fresh lemons, some pithy grapefruit and a gentle mushroom background hum give way to a soft honey and wafer malt that provides a little bit of candy sugar, but never quite stops your face from puckering.
In the finish the hops come back with a lick of garden herbs as your lips curl back against the steely bitter dryness.
I don’t know exactly what else I want to be in here, but it feels like it’s lacking something, an extra layer to raise it from very good to great.