Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Beer Review: Third Street Brewhouse Hop Lift IPA

Sometimes one just decides to take a risk on a beer and that is what happened here on a recent trip to our local Aldi which just started selling beer. Hop Lift IPA is one of their few offerings and is an IPA brewed by Third Street Brewhouse out of Minnesota, a brewery for which I have no familiarity. But being a 4-pack of 16 ounce cans for $6.99, I figured why not go ahead and give it a try. Appearance wise the beer definitely didn’t disappoint as it poured very well, however taste and aroma were more along the average line of what to be expected. It did carry a little bit of an aftertaste, but for the value it did prove to be decent enough that my Untappd rating on this one was 2.75 out of 5. But, check out my video here to see my full thoughts on this American India Pale Ale.

Brewer Notes:

You love big, bold hoppy IPA’s. We get it. We love them, too. That’s why we put 600 pounds of hops in every tank of our Hop Lift IPA. Getting that many hops 40 feet up in the air and into our fermenter is no easy task. But we’re up for it. And when you taste this bold, dry-hopped brew bursting with citrus and passion fruit notes, you’ll be glad we did. How we do it, we’ll never tell. Do you need a hop lift today?

ABV: 6.2 / IBU: 60
COLOR: Deep Golden
BEST PAIRED WITH: Fried, spicy and/or salty foods along with bold, sweet desserts – suggestions include curry, fajitas, burgers, blackened chicken, mango salsa, lemon tart

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