Friday, April 1, 2011

Left Coast Torrey Pines India Pale Ale

I picked up a bottle of Left Coast Torrey Pines India Pale Ale at Brass Rail in Campbelltown, PA. The beer pours a golden color with a frothy white head that has an incredible amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma consist of pine hops, lemon, tangerine, and a hint of grapefruit and lime. The taste is smoky and bitter right off the bat with toasted caramel malts, pine hops, lemon, pineapple, and oak. The finish brings out a lot of wood flavor and some of smoke, which was quite surprising but very enjoyable. The alcohol content is 6.9% ABV. I enjoyed the slightly smoked flavor of this beer that was attached to the caramel and toffee, all balanced with the citrus flavors.

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