Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monkish Foggier Window

The Stats
Style: Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.1%
Current Ratings...
- Beer Advocate: 4.56/5
- Untappd: 4.51/5
- RateBeer: 4.03/5

"Foggier Window is our Double Dry-Hopped DIPA taking our double IPA, Foggy Window, which is dry hopped with loads of Citra, Nelson, Galaxy, and hit it again with a second dry hop round of the same amount of hops to make it super saturated! SO MUCH HOPS!"

Pours golden orange with a milkshake body and less than a finger of white head.

The aroma is a lovely bouquet of bitter hop acidity and citrus acidity. A sharp dankness, lots of grapefruit, and white wine go with some orange juice and sherbet. A little bit of pine and lime finish things off. Great stuff.

A delicious, dank bite hits me first on the taste. Based on the nose, I was expecting more tropical fruits, but I am elated at what has transpired right off the bat. After that it is an all-out attack by the oranges, mangoes, grapefruit, and that dessert-like sherbet. That Nelson is flexing its muscles with those white grapes and white wine, but it is leaving the proverbial door open for the bitter hop juice and acidic orange juice. A small bit of doughy malts are able to be picked out of the crowd like the literary Waldo, but they are in no way a major player. Then again, the end product is so good that I don't even care.

Mouthfeel is perfect. It's full, creamy, and as soft as a cloud. No alcohol presence and it is super drinkable.

My Monkish experience is not as good as a lot of people and having access to some amazing Massachusetts beer has spoiled me, but hot damn if this isn't just as good, if not better than what the East Coast has to offer. Foggier Window excels at providing your juice and hop nukes into one glass while making them drinker friendly.

Dear Monkish:
If I may quote Full Metal Jacket...
"Hell, I like you. You can come over to my house and fuck my sister"


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