Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Brew Review: Great Basin "Icky" IPA
Location: Reno, Nevada
Price: Uknown -- gift from a friend
Aroma: Light smell of yeast, with mild hops.
Appearance: Gold, but kind of orange, too. Lots of small bubbles rising to the head, great lacing.
Body & Texture: Well carbonated, very light.
Aftertaste: Very little after taste. A small amount of bitterness, but fades quickly.
Very easy to drink beer. Tasted more like a pale ale to me, so if you're not really into IPA's this might be an IPA you could drink. It was a great summer beer since the abv isn't too high. It was really light in my mouth. I wish it would have had more of a distinct aroma. Nothing really stood out to me with this one, not even the hops, which is unusual for an IPA. It didn't really leave a lasting impression, but if I'm in Reno, and I visit the brewery, then I'd try it again. Maybe it'd be better on tap. I liked the label, and think it's cool it's named after Nevada's state fossil.