Fully Adrift Double IPAMarch 1, 2015
Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub
Originally named Fallen Cask “Batch 69” Double IPA, Fully Adrift Double IPA won second place at the 2014 Alpha King Challenge. It is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado and EXP 05256 hops.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1096
Are you ready for a tropical vacation? Sure you are, and we’ve got just what you want and need right here in this heady Austin, TX, offering. Juicy tropical fruits like mango, papaya and pineapple; a puff of kind weed; citrusy grapefruit peel and ruby-red juice and even a touch of resinous pine leap out of the glass. A fine thread of caramel aptly carries the complex fruitiness and allows it to mingle with the pine and grassy notes. Pour a glass, take a sip and let this beer take you places you’ve always wanted to go.
- Lisa Morrison
The bottle is naked, save for a white sticker listing the beer’s stats. The foam quickly drops to a loose lace curtain, and the beer has a muddy honey color. The aroma is pure West Coast, displaying sinsemilla, Seville oranges, scallions and lawn clippings. The hops stage a broad frontal assault, supported by some sweetness in the center. After a short detour through fruit, it pulls up dryish into the finish. Pair with a pineapple-glazed pork chop.
- Garrett Oliver
Lisa Morrison, aka the Beer Goddess, talks beer every day at her beer store and taproom, Belmont Station, and on a weekly radio show in her hometown of Portland, OR.
Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery, the Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, the author of The Brewmaster’s Table, and the veteran host of more than 900 beer dinners in 15 countries.