Northwest Brewing Hoppy Bitch IPA: Brewed in Pacific, Washington the craft beer with a funny name comes in at a strength of 6.3% abv and 80 IBU’s. While rummaging through a bottle shop and grabbing copious amounts of craft beer, my wife found this for me and put in our cart.
Aroma and Appearance: This pours with two fingers of foam and some sporadic small bubbles can be seen in the orange copper beer. The aroma was floral, with mango and bread.
Flavour: It has some caramels that come into play as it warms, but mostly mango and bread with a piney herbal bitter finish/
Overall Impression: Decent, especially when the caramels come into play. Often these beers are a bit too bitter for me until the sweet caramel from the specialty malts reveals itself.
Rating: I give it a 7/10, very good overall.
Food Pairing: Pines and herbs go well with lamb chops, try some curried lamb.
If I have never heard of a brewery, I have to admit names like these will at least catch my attention amongst 3000+ bottles of beer in a bottle shop. Does that work on you too?