Bridge Brewing Company The Fuzz Milkshake IPA – American IPA at 6% ABV | 45 IBU

Bridge Brewing Company The Fuzz Milkshake IPA American IPA at 6% ABV | 45 IBU (2018 Craft Beer Advent Calendar #8, 473 ml, packaged on 30-Jul-2018, acquired 30-Nov-2018, reviewed 8-Dec-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale amber with two fingers of fluffy pale ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: stone fruit, citrus, vanilla, cream. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, moderate bitter and slightly astringent finish. (3/5)

I liked this a fair bit better than the one I had 18 months ago, despite the fact that this is more than four months old. (Though, to be fair, I have no way of knowing how old the prior one was, since the bottle was undated.)  There’s definitely more stone fruit going on, and it seems cleaner overall. I described the prior one as “a melted Creamsicle spiked with grain alcohol and vanilla extract” and this is definitely more subtle than that. All in all, it feels like they’ve tweaked the recipe to good effect. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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