Barreled Souls Brewing opened in July and quickly made a splash at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp. Many of the people I talked to at and after the event noted Space Gose as one of their favorite beers of the night. Almost all of their beer is being sold out of the brewery located on Route 1 in Saco so if you want it you have to make the trip. They typically have 8-10 beers on tap and sell samples in a variety of sizes. Select beers are also now available in 32 ounce growlers.
My first growler was filled with their Half Nelson IPA. Appearance is a nice gold color with a thick white head. Aroma is slightly fruity almost wine like with a bit of grass. Taste is very light with a very subtle hop profile, some tropical fruit citrus and almost no bitterness. Overall a nice low ABV beer with a decent amount of flavor.
I have enjoyed every beer I have tried from Barreled Souls and look forward to trying many more.
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Barreled Souls
Brewers Description: A sessionable-ish IPA made with 100% Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. This beer is 100% whirlpool hopped meaning no hops were added during the boil. Strong flavors and aromatics of Sauvignon Blanc wine and fresh mangos.