Saturday, October 29, 2016

Black Market Brewing Aftermath IPA


Beer Name: Aftermath
Brewery: Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA)
ABV: 5.8%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula, CA)
Price: $1.79 for 12 oz can

Date Bought: June 12, 2016
Date Opened: July 9, 2016
When brewed? Year-round beer.
IBUs: 44



What's on the Can: "Aftermath was produced for the IPA drinker who seeks a lower ABV without sacrificing huge hop flavor and aroma. We believe Aftermath achieves this and will become one of your favorite IPAs, just as it has become one of ours."

What's on the Website: "Aftermath was produced for the IPA drinker who seeks a lower ABV without sacrificing huge hop flavor and aroma. We believe Aftermath achieves this and will become one of your favorite sessionable IPAs, just as it has become one of ours." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of July 2016, Black Market Brewing ships to seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. Only a couple of their beers may make it to Washington. See if Black Market Brewing ships to your area!

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head. Good lacing on the glass. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical grapefruit and pine. Slightly bready and malty. 3.75/5

Taste (40%): Hop-forward, with tropical grapefruit and pine. Lighter on flavor, akin to a session IPA. However, getting a second (smaller) burst of tropical as well. Proving to be a nice session beer, especially the more I drink it. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied, some carbonation. Lots of citrus engulfs the mouth, a nice plus. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. I honestly was ready to write this off as just another average to decent IPA, but I kept drinking it and felt my experience got better as I kept going. The second "wave" of citrus burst with each sip was admittedly influential in that. It's on the higher ABV end of session IPAs, and certainly one of the better session IPAs I have had. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 3.975/5

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