362. Candia Road Brewing Lotus Eater
Had no idea what to expect with this one as it is from a brewery I had never heard of before but it is a small brewery located in New Hampshire so I decided to give it a shot. When I opened the bottle there was a major eruption of beer, I let it sit in the sink for a couple of minutes but then decided I better start to pour or I wouldn’t have any beer left. After pouring, sipping and repouring for a couple of minutes I was able to get enough in the glass to have a drink and take this picture.
As you can tell from the photo this beer is beyond cloudy – my best description would be merky like pond water. Can’t even begin to see through it. I like my beer unfiltered and floaties are fine but this beer is beyond anything I have ever had. Aroma is very interesting with lots of different hop aromas; tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste has much more balance than the aroma with plenty of hop and some caramel malts. Certainly skewed toward the hops but that is to be expected from a double IPA.
Mouth feel is a bit thin and certainly over carbonated. Overall I enjoyed this beer but the brewer needs to work on the level of carbonation and if they cleaned it up a bit I think it would be appealing to more people.
Pros: Great aroma
Cons: Excessive carbonation, thin
Alcohol Content: 8.2% ABV
Brewers Website: Candia Road Brewery