Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:01 AM
short throw brewing can control india pale ale - 6.5% abv. there’s a few interesting thing about this one. it’s the initial release from brandon tolbert, formerly of richmond va’s the answer brewing, under the short throw name, which is a new 12% llc brand, and one of the first releases from a new brewery they opened in north haven, ct. that has already released beer from omnipollo, evil twin, and some of the other new 12% brands I haven’t tried yet. the answer had a very good reputation, and the small amount of things I had on tap (at torst, gold star, and OH) were pretty good, so in some ways it’s exciting to have access to his beer, but at the same time it’s one of the many brands in the same facility that can make beer like this, and I’m too tired to try to count the number of local breweries that can make a decent neipa at this point, but it’s probably close to fifteen at this point. the fact that the two initial releases, a citra single and a mosaic double, are more or less the same as the two great notion beers that showed up last weekend really reinforces the point that so much of this stuff is really similar. those great notion beers were exciting because they were actually clearly better than most of the similar ones, but this is solid without being distinctive in any real way. it’s toward the citrus end of the familiar citra flavor spectrum, with some tangerine and orange in the finish, along with some mango and a tiny bit of resin. this is definitely a well made example of it’s kind, and I guess I shouldn’t really use it to try to make some larger point about the insane over saturation of the nyc beer market blah blah blah. good mouthfeel and packaging.