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779. Medusa Brewing Company Albatross!

Medusa Brewing AlbatrossThis was the only IPA that was on when I visited Medusa Brewing but they have made at least 4 others. This one uses entirely southern hemisphere hops from Australia and New Zealand.

Appearance is a deep orange with a thin white head. Aroma was relatively light with some melon. Taste was also relatively light for an IPA with some type of melon; the brewery description says Honeydew. Only lightly bitter and really easy to drink.

A very good IPA even though the aroma and flavors are not huge.
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Alcohol Content: 6.9% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 65
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Brewers Website: Medusa Brewing
Brewers Description:This IPA is hopped entirely with southern hemisphere varieties: Summer and Pride of Ringwood from Australia, and Wakatu from New Zealand. Honeydew melon and tropical fruit character are in the forefront here.

778. Medusa Brewing Company Laser Cat

Medusa Brewing Laser CatMade my first trip to Medusa Brewing a few weeks ago and it is a truly impressive facility. Very high tech brewing system, huge tap room and a long list of beers to sample or take home. The beer list included a wide variety of styles including; pale ales, cream ale, porter, stout, IPA, double IPA and even a Randall for infusing beers with fresh hops or other things.

Ended up taking home this small growler of Laser Cat and a large growler of Albatross!. Laser Cat is Medusa’s double IPA which was double dry hopped for added aroma and flavor. It pours a nice deep orange with a thick white head. It is not clear but also not as murky as some other double dry hopped beers like this one from Trillium or Austin Street’s Patina Pale Ale.

Lots of citrus and tropical fruits in the aroma. Taste follows with a sharp bitter finish that was the only part of the beer that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy. Overall a very nice double IPA and one that I would drink again and again. If you find yourself in Mass take the trip to Hudson to check out Medusa Brewing.
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Alcohol Content: 8.2% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Medusa Brewing
Brewers Description:Plenty of dense citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Double dry-hopped with absurd amounts of Citra and Nugget.