Huss Brewing That’ll Do IPA: Hailing from Tempe, AZ this is an IPA in an unassuming can that is brewed to a strength of 7.1% abv with 91 IBUs of Simcoe, Columbus and Zythos Hops according to the brewer’s website. I didn’t go there recently, however Mike’s Craft Beer was happy to share one with me (thanks Mike) after his last trip.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a clear copper colour with one finger of foam and almost no visible carbonation. The aroma is a nice pine, bread, toffee, tangerine and mango combo that I have become accustomed to with this style.
Flavour: It starts of with some very tasty doughy bread malts up front, followed by some floral herbs and caramel in the middle of the beer which rounds out the malt profile quite nicely. The finish is quite bitter, featuring lemon citrus and hints of pine resin that lingers on the aftertaste.
Overall Impression: Solid IPA, hits some of the right notes and reminds me of most decent IPA’s five years ago on the west coast.
Rating: I gave it 7/10, very good at the right temperature so let it warm slightly for the caramel to expose itself.
Food Pairing: Nachos and some medium salsa, nothing too spicy as the huge bitterness will heat it up quite a bit already.
Apparently there’s yoga at the brewery. All that deep breathing in a brewery will likely relax you significantly if you are near the hops which are a natural sedative!