Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Shmaltz She'Brew Triple IPA

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 11.00%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.09/5
- RateBeer: N/A

In honor of International Women's Collaboration Brew Day (March 8th, 2015), Shmaltz rounded up the women and female friends of Shamltz Brewing and they collaborated on a massive Triple IPA coming in at a staggering 11.00%. A portion of each sale of She'Brew goes to the Pink Boots Society scholarship fund, a global non-profit that aims to advance women in the beer industry.

Appearance is dark orange bordering on copper with two fingers of off-white, light yellow head.

The aroma predictably was big in hop resin with tons of bitterness. It also had some orange and strawberry and maybe even a hint of cherry with a touch of alcohol.

Without question this is a malt and resin bomb. The good thing is that those are not the only things here on the taste. There are components of wet, mossy hops with a noticeable orange and mango flavor which greatly assists in balancing out the bitterness. The resin is quite overpowering at times, but a tasty hop flavor is what keeps this baby in check.

Yeah, from front-to-back, the hops and resin just conquer your palate. As a "Triple IPA", that is obviously expected of the subgenre of the Imperial IPA, but surprisingly I am having no trouble putting this thing away. At times I am reaching for a sip of water as this finished with considerable dryness, but I definitely can have this whole bomber to myself. As for the 11.00%, I do get a small warming sensation in my chest for each sip, but other than that, the alcohol is well-hidden.

She'Brew Tiple IPA lives up to many others of the style, but this one has a lot of drinkability despite it's strong bitter character and dry feel. As with most other Triple IPA's, this is resinous and dank, but thanks to some citrus and a smooth and un-syrupy feel, this goes down easy and brings enough complexity to leave you wanting more. Pretty impressive for such a massive IPA.


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