The beer chosen to launch Mountain Goat's Rare Breed limited release longneck range is back. First time out it was a big yet beautifully balanced blend of powerful, aromatic hops and rich malts backed up by a firm bitterness and this time it's no different. Pouring a shade of amber that positively glows in the glass, it's got thick clouds of citrusy, piney goodness heading straight for your nostrils from the moment it's poured backed up by some lovely, chewy caramels and a welcoming, mouth-coating bitterness that warms you gently. The first Rare Breed IPA was possibly the best Goat beer Crafty had ever tasted and this, batch three, suggests it's a beer they've absolutely nailed.
Published December 1, 2010 2010-12-01 00:00:00