Thursday, August 25, 2011

Growler Wars: Sixpoint vs. Weyerbacher

Two growlers. Two beers. Two frosted glasses. One winner.

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA
A very hoppy IPA with a floral - almost citrusy - scent. A crystal-clear, golden appearance leads to an easy finish with no hint of an aftertaste. The rare beer that would be just as suitable either with the leaves falling or the sun shining brightly. Simply a sterling selection by the "other brewery" from Brooklyn.

Weyerbacher Hops Infusion
The Easton, Pennsylvania brewery is the maker of several great beers, including Verboten Belgian Style Pale Ale and the Imperial Pumpkin Ale that has been trumpeted by this very site. However, Hops Infusion, their American-style IPA, misses the mark. It's flat in the flavor department. No particular ingredient jumps out, not even the hops. As a purveyor of the IPA form, I must say that this is probably one of the least satisfying I have ever experienced.

The winner: It's not even close. Sixpoint Bengali Tiger takes it by a mile.

Beers purchased at Chap's Taproom in Norristown.

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