Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Beer Review: Platform Speed Merchant

Speed Merchant is a White IPA from Platform Beer Company out of Cleveland, Ohio and comes in with an ABV of 6.6% along with an IBU level of 60. Being in the Cincinnati area, most of the times things said about Cleveland aren’t nice. That is not the case here. Speed Merchant proved to be a nice offering from Platform and provided for me a nice pleasurable experience.

As I mentioned, it is a White IPA bringing in the use of White Wheat to really provide that pale color. This one did well providing fruity, piney and tropical notes as often expected of the style, along with a nice smoothness despite the bittering level. All in all I found this one decent enough to score this one at an 84. I am looking forward to checking out more of their beers and happy to see they are also adding a tasting room here in Cincinnati. Beer bringing cities together…even Cleveland and Cincinnati. Well maybe not yet, baby steps.

Have you had this beer yet? If so then let me know your thoughts as well on it, and check out my video for more about my other thoughts around this beer. Cheers and remember, there’s always time…Get Your Beer On!

Appearance: 12
Aroma: 12
Flavor: 12
Palate: 13
Overall: 35

Total Score: 84

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