Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Beer Review: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. Gale Force IPA

Style: India Pale Ale
ABV: 5.25%

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.

Rating: 2.75/5

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