Saturday, October 8, 2016

Able Seedhouse + Brewery First Light Review

Name: Able Seedhouse First Light
Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 6%
IBUs: 60

The other beer which I grabbed from Able Seedhouse & Brewery is their First Light IPA, which came in the form of a can much like Supergiant before it. I have no idea why it's called First Light but maybe it's keeping in the theme of light, the sun, stars. etc.

Appearance - Mildly hazy dark orange color with a moderate amount of visible carbonation. The head has a light amount of foam to it but the lacing is rather sparse.

Aroma - Sweet citrus and mango notes with some mild bitterness. I'm also getting some flaked barley and mild caramel maltiness in here too.

Taste - Strong citrus hop notes upfront with a just a touch of bitterness along with some moderate caramel malts and more flaked barley in the back. Aftertaste is surprisingly sweet with more citrus notes and some light bitter hoppiness.

It's not a particularly complex IPA but it's certainly a robust one at that and I also think it's one of the best IPAs to come out of Minnesota in quite some time. Availability is currently limited at this time, but this one is worth grabbing should you so happen to see it!

Able Seedhouse + Brewery First Light - 9/10

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