A couple weeks ago I spent an entire week drinking Allagash Brewing beer including 2 different Belgian IPAs. This one has been in my beer fridge for a while after a friend picked up for me on a trip to Mass and I decided to give it a try. The packaging is beautiful with a very simple but effective label, white wax on the top and the Backlash brass knuckles pressed into the wax on top of the cap. A beautiful presentation and certainly something that will grab your eye if you are wandering the aisles.
The beer pours a slightly hazy light copper with solid white head. Aroma has some herbal hop and plenty of Belgian yeast. Aroma is much lighter than American style IPAs but still pleasant. Hops are the first thing you taste followed quickly by the Belgian yeasts and malts. This beer is clean and refreshing for a Belgian style beer and the bottle was gone very quickly.
Really enjoyed this beer and looking forward to more from Backlash Beer Company.
Pros: Refreshing, well balanced and great packaging
Alcohol Content: 7.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 47
Brewers Website: Backlash Beer Co
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