615. Zero Gravity Conehead
Picked up this growler at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, Vermont. Unlike Maine, Vermont allows retails stores to fill growlers with beer and Craft Beer Cellar has a 6 tap growler bar which had all Vermont beers on when I was there. This is a great idea and I hope Maine follows suit in the coming years as it is a great way for retailers to increase their sales and for small breweries that do not offer bottles or cans to expand their distribution.
Conehead is a wheat ipa and everything about it follows what you would expect from a wheat IPA. The color is a deep orange with a thin white head. Aroma is oranges and wheat which actually work quite well together. Taste is very similar with a solid hop start and a sweet malt finish. Almost no bitterness which is what I prefer. Conehead was extremely easy to drink and worked well on its own or with a meal.
Really enjoyed this beer and hope that Maine starts allowing retailers to fill growlers in the near future.
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 49
Brewers Website: Zero Gravity
Brewers Description: Our single-hopped Wheat IPA. This beer was launched as part of our I.P.April– a month long celebration of hoppy brews–and we decided to brew it with a different hop each year. Until we brewed it with Citra and then, well, we never turned back. Completely satisfyingly awesome in its crispiness and over-all well-rounded hopaliciousness. This beer might just be your Rushmore.