Saturday, May 19, 2018

Brew Detective: Barrel Brothers

Taking My Talents to New England
Windsor's Barrel Brothers is one of many west coast breweries deciding to bite on the New England style. Taking My Talents to New England is a deliciously smooth, flaked IPA. I was drawn to this four pack due to the name & label. The brewing information rests on jerseys. A flaming hop, influenced by the Miami Heat logo is the centerpiece and a rendering of a basketball court fills the background. Did I mention I love basketball?

It teeters toward the juicy side but it's not a total juice bomb. Flaked oats and wheat give it a foggy appearance without sacrificing hop forward flavor. As far as hazy IPAs go, this one is very well balanced and doesn't taste too sweet, nor does it have an abundance of particulates. Running the point is 2-Row malt. Vermont Ale Yeast is used to illicit its own unique set of characteristics. I highly recommend Taking My Talents to New England. Enjoy responsibly.

Hops: Citra, Denali, Mosaic, Bru-1
6.9% ABV | 35 IBU


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