Ethereal Gin Barrel Aged – Realization (Beer’d Brewing Company)

Beer in my Belly

Style: Double India Pale Ale aged in Gin Barrels

9.0% ABV

From: Stonington, CT

Brewery’s Note: “Aged for at least six months in a Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ethereal Gin Barrel. Realization, our pine & grapefruit forward DIPA marries with the floral & botanical gin characteristics, creating a concoction sure to please beer & spirit drinkers alike.”

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The beer pours a sickly, oranging yellow color, and forms a creamy head of eggshell-white bubbles with decent retention. When splashed against the sides of the glass, the head leaves very slippery lacing that stays as mere spatters of thin tendrils on the glass. In body, the beer is clean and deceptively murky, with a translucent appearance from afar, yet near-opacity from up close. On the nose, the beer smells of sticky caramel malts spiced with herbal mint and grass. Splashes of pepper, peppermint, and basil tingle across the nostrils. As it warms, definite…

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