Last night I opened Foothills April 2015 IPA of the Month. The dog this month is a rescue mutt named Finley. The beer was 6.6% abv and the hops were a blend of five different varieties. The flavor was big and bolt with bitterness trouncing most everything else and citrusy esters, pithy bittering, and orange ruling the day. At first it was a bit off-putting, but by the time the assault on my tastebuds calmed down it became a new favorite. The stated IBU level was 74 and it was every bit of that if not more. You should find this one and perhaps let it age just a tad to allow all that bitterness to calm down just a skinch. It was a tasty brew in April, but I suspect it will be just right by Fall.

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