Wednesday, August 19, 2015

PUBlication: Breaking Bud

Knee Deep Brewing Co.
Oh Knee Deep, thank you for unleashing unabashed hops to the faithful IPA drinkers of Northern California and beyond. Auburn is home to one of my favorite breweries—I need to make it up there to relish the bounty first hand. Until then, I'll just keep enjoying the selection of 22oz bottles at my local market.

There are a plethora of hop-forward beers being brewed by Knee Deep. Breaking Bud is a new school IPA with a classic profile. It settles into the glass with great clarity. It's golden-orange color is topped by a white foam. The first thing you notice is the lush aroma, evoking tropical fruits and sticky hops. 

It starts off easy up front on the palette. The exacting bitterness hits you on the back end, yet rounds off into a softer edge at the finish. Mosaic, Simcoe and CTZ hops create sheets of flavor, both strong and calm. A dash of crystal malt, with a healthy measure of wheat flakes, add crispness and intricacy to the ale. When you're standing there staring at the multitude of beer options, look for Breaking Bud, it doesn't disappoint, guaranteed. 6.5% | 50 IBUs


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