Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Beer Review: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. Gale Force IPA
Style: India Pale Ale
Fun Fact About the Brewery:
Without a doubt, Scuttlebutt Brewing is one of the better things to come out of the north Puget Sound stinkpile known as Everett. Founded by a couple of retirees who, according to their very ghetto-ass, Everett style web site, “...started the brewery because (we) never wanted to run out of beer.” 'Nuff said there, I guess. I'm a big fan of their winter ale, 10 Below, though.
It's very middle of the road, even for a West Coast IPA. It's really hoppy, but that is absolutely it. There is no complexity to the flavor profile. Just bitter hoppiness and an astringent aftertaste. It has a nice and low ABV, but overall this is pretty much a perfect example of the type of IPAs that I'm not a fan of and that are kind of flooding the market these days.