Sunday, March 27, 2011

Beer Review - Breckenridge Lucky U IPA

Still quite busy with work which hasn't left me much time for life. Also recovering from some kind of illness that had me launching my stomach contents into the toilet for a day long adventure. With that fantastic mental imagery in place... how about a beer review?!

Breckenridge Brewery - Lucky U IPA

Beer Type: American IPA

Appearance: 12 oz. brown bottle with a red and gold label centered around a horseshoe. Beer poured an orange-amber color with a nice thick head.

Smell: Sweet orange aromas with something a bit spicy in there as well.

First Drink: Bitter hops quickly followed by sweet citrus and malt. A lot hoppier than the aroma let on.

Mouthfeel: Smooth going down but a little light for my tastes.

Last Drink: A second hint of hops now but without the sweetness from the malt and wheat.

Drinkability: 6.2% ABV but you can't taste the alcohol. I could finish off a few of these with no problem.

Notes: This is supposed to be a year round brew but I haven't seen it around much lately. It is one of the brewery's more recent additions though, so it might just be in short supply.

Verdict: 3.5 out of 5. Not bad, but only slightly better than average.

Links: Beer Advocate and Breckenridge Brewery.

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