Saturday, December 29, 2018

66. Indiana City (Indianapolis, IN) - Direwolf Diner Double Dry-Hopped IPA

“Whirlpool additions of Cashmere, Hallertau Blanc & Centennial. Double dry-hopped with Citra Lupulin powder.”

Big and fruity, with a little bit of a tropical note. Nice, bright, lemony finish.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

65. Hoosier Brewing Company (Greenwood, IN) - Cosmic Crush Hazy IPA

“Loaded with Mosaic, El Dorado, and Amarillo hops for a juicy DIPA with dank overtones and hints of citrus and passion fruit with a piney flavor.”

Collaboration with Brew Link and Riverfront. Hoosier Brewing Company currently has a pop-up stand at Circle Centre* (near the food court), with samples and pints on tap and four-packs of tallboys to travel. The flavor profiles of the hops are really nice—tropical up front, and then citrus and pine coming up behind.

*At least...they had a pop-up at Circle Centre a week ago, when I started writing this. It might be gone now.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

64. Central State (Indianapolis, IN) - Moon Machine

“A throwback to when humankind used to set goals just to see if we could do it. The pure pursuit of scientific achievement & glory. We dreamed of an IPA brewed with Indiana malted wheat & barley, loaded up with Citra, then double dry-hopped with Citra & Simcoe Cryo Hops—and we landed it.”

That funky Brett action plays really well with the tropical and fruit flavors from the Citra hops. What started out as a really dry, almost bitter, finish smooths out toward the end. Not as funky as some of the other Central State offerings I have tried.