Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:15 PM
the veil dirt nap^3 triple dry hopped india pale ale - 8.8% abv. the veil is a richmond, va brewery that’s a part of the other half collaboration/festival circuit. they don’t really send beer to ny that often, but I have had it on tap in DC and a few times here. the head brewer has a truly impeccable resume (hill farmstead, cantillion) but the recent other half tap over and can sale, which was the source of these cans and the next few beers I’ll post about, didn’t really give me a better sense of what he’s doing. I had a stout, which was a better adjunct stout than most local breweries can make, two dipas, which were solid but not really distinctive, some fruited sours which were fine, and a fruit beer with brett that was nice well done but also lacked character. these cans aren’t going to help me either, this is a perfectly well done ne dipa that’s toward the bitter side. it’s got galaxy, citra, nelson, and mosiac, which is a typical mix of northern and southern hemisphere hops, and it tastes like any number of similar beers I’ve had. there’s some mango, peach, passion fruit, etc, a thick version of the tropical fruit profile we all love that’s hard to make out under the bitterness. whether this is better than any number of local ipas comes down to preference, this is bitter while the other half stuff is sweet, blah blah blah. recommended to people who need to say they’ve had dipas from the veil.