I came across this one in Baton Rouge, as I was checking the latest stock of craft beers at one of my usual stops. One of the workers at the store said that he had heard good things about Brewfist, so I decided to give their IPA a try. First things first, this beer is brewed in Codogno, Italy. It’s an IPA that comes in at 6% ABV, which uses a variety of hops that come out of America, Germany, and New Zealand.
The beer poured a reddish amber color, and had a good 1.5 finger head, with nice lacing that slowly dissipates after a couple of minutes.
Upon first smell I get a bit of a citrusy, hoppy smell, maybe some grapefruit and hints of tropical fruit, and a sweet malt smell as well. I almost get a white wine smell, I really think there’s way too much going on here.
The taste is interesting. I don’t quite get the bitterness from the hops that I was expecting, and I also thought that it would be nice if the beer had a bit more carbonation. I get a ton of fruity tastes, and a good amount of sweetness. The white wine aroma really translates through to the taste, as well as a bit of lingering bitterness, but not quite the bitterness I was wanting.
This is a decent beer, but I’m thinking it just doesn’t fit what I typically look for in a beer. For one, there’s just way too much going on with the taste. Not that I don’t like a complex taste, there’s just something about the taste on this one that doesn’t jive with me. In my reviews I try to generally not be critical, because taste, and beer are very subjective, so I’m sure there are many people that would love this beer. While it is a beer I can drink, I probably won’t be going back to this one on a regular basis.