When faced with smartly buying craft beer, sometimes you don’t take a flyer on a brewery that you know little about. Luckily, I had some mad money to spend and took the risk on a fresh hop IPA from Old Schoolhouse in Winthrop, Washington.
This IPA pours a brilliant bright orange that the photo does not do justice to. Then there is a big aroma of fruit punch and grape with a little bit of spice in there as well. Just delightful smelling. One of those beers that you could twirl under your nose for minutes without drinking. The taste packs a punch. Lots of grape notes. The bitterness lingers and is even a little dry at the back. This is the first bottle from a recent Let’s Pour purchase and I don’t see how the others will compare. Though I hope they do.