John Harvard's Brew House Demon DPA
This beer came to me in a hand bottled 22oz bomber courtesy of my BA buddy warriorsoul. I flew it back here from my trip to Boston for the Beer Advocate Extreme Beer Fest earlier this month. Of course, I wasted no time digging into my goodies and this one was yet another tasty brew:
The Demon DPA pours from the bomber a deep, glowing amber, reddish orange with a nice frothy, bubbly off white head along with spotty lacing. Aromas of sweet, slightly caramelly malt are cloaked by a big blast of citric, piney hoppiness. Grapefruit, peach, orange and pine needles converge on each other in a lovely hoppy amalgamation. Lovely resinous goodness.
First sip brings a solid bready, carmalized maltiness upfront followed quickly by a rush of citrusy, piney hop flavors. Grapefruit essence comes to my mind first. There's a nice sweet malt background to balance out the hop bitterness in this brew, wonderful balance. Finishes clean with a nice lingering hoppiness and a latent biscuity aspect. A solid, tasty brew.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth with just enough carbonation. Goes down easily, satisfying this beer lover without a doubt. This is my first exposure to John Harvard's brew and I'm impressed by this one. Quite drinkable, hopefully I'll be able to sample it again sometime. Thanks to warriorsoul for the bottle!
I gave this beer an overall score of 4.35 out of 5. My breakdowns were:
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