Blasta’s new, on trend yet disparate IPAs deliver of the moment enjoyment, despite the fact there’s no style guide for one of them, as owner Steve Russel explains, in a very tongue in cheek manner.
“There is no Crisp IPA style, so we have made our own," he says. "So, the direction is on point along with the ‘style' as we nailed our own brief.” Which has been done with a crisply classic fashion sense.
White Shirt & Blue Jeans cold IPA offers tropical dankness, lime blossom and mandarin, with a citrusy resin underneath, but, in all honesty, it’s taken a few cans to get to that. WSBJ’s ridiculous drinkability, clean, lean length and bitter finish has seen it consumed with glee rather than critical thought, which may just be all anyone needs to know.
Poppa Don’t Peach delivers the alternate: a thick hazy, dripping in a late summer’s overripe orchard courtesy of Citra, Mosaic Cryo, Sabro LUPOMAX, Simcoe Cryo and Yakima Chief’s Cryo Pop™ Blend. Obviously, Peach features with pineapple and Sabro-coco, with the softest breath of bitterness, an almost careless reminder that this is actually a beer.
Published September 28, 2021 2021-09-28 00:00:00