I believe i-Lucky was first brewed for Pai Men Miyake a Japanese Restaurant on State Street in Portland. It was also available for tasters at the brewery and eventually made it into cans. Unfortunately this beer simply did not work for me and I ended up giving away three of the four cans I purchased.
Appearance and aroma were fine with a nice light orange color, solid white head and a muted aroma of ginger and other spices. Taste is where it fell apart as it was all ginger. I tried this beer on its own and then with my dinner and the ginger simply overpowered everything. Maybe my taste buds are sensitive to ginger or maybe the beer would work with Japanese or Thai food but it didn’t do anything for me. By the time I was half way through the can my tongue was tingling and I decided to move on to something else.
I feel like there was a well crafted beer in there somewhere but the ginger was simply too much for me.
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Bissell Brothers Brewing
Brewers Description: IPA brewed with rice & fresh ginger. a homage to restaurant workers everywhere.