Ah Council brewing, these minxes continue to fly under the radar in no part due to the what, THREE THOUSAND BREWERIES, in the US today. But what of this new IPA? Anything to twist your nips over?
At the outset, This has an unusually dark srm to it which set my complaining meter abuzz. But them again this growler is a full 10 days old so maybe I am the asshole. Maybe it was radiant and beautiful at the outset. Who knows. At any rate , it’s not particularly beautiful but, people still drink Bell’s Oracle every year so nothing surprises me anymore.
The nose is a sort of bell pepper, cracked peppercorn, honey and a resinous piney finish to it the seems to lean hard on a mosaic profile but with an inclination to showcasing those top end alpha oils.
The taste is dry and presents a touch of initial sweetness that transitions to a lightly floral and arugula type of dankness like them red hairs brooooo. Sticky dabbers, that dryness is straight vaping in the airport status. It is incredibly drinkable and the abv is beautifully masked. I could see this pairing so well with Indian food or just crushing this before you ex shows up to pick up his box of shit because who does he seriously think he is anyway, you’re better off without him.
This isn’t as good as gavel drop, but it serves a less worn path, a nuanced sort of consumer who wants an imbalanced resinous IPA that drinks exceedingly clean and cuts those cones aggressively.
If nothing else, this is certainly a brewery to watch, shit it’s better to watch than your binge marathons of The Good Wife, do you really even like that shit?
One thought on “@councilbrewing Bully Pulpit IPA, there is a teeming cadre of mediocre SD breweries and these guys continue to impress by rising above those other spots phoning it in.”
Completely agree with your review. Gavel Drop is still my favorite of their IPAs, but this is very good. Thankfully, I work 2 blocks from them 😉