ROUGHTAIL ADAPTATION IPA: Batch 009, August 18, 2017

roughtail adapt 9My lovely cohort Kris saved me a trip to Midwest City and grabbed a few four packs at the release of Adaptation batch 9, though he robbed me of a chance to drink in the taproom! For batch nine, Golden Promise malts are paired with oats and wheat for that creamy mouthfeel, and hopped with Denali, Idaho 7 and Calypso. Additionally, Roughtail has added a “boat load” of pineapple puree.

Company: Roughtail Brewing Co.

Location: Midwest City, OK

ABV: 7.9%

Style/Description: American Style IPA

Price: $16 per four pack of 16 oz cans

Appearance: Pours a cloudy opaque gold, with a fluffy white head and plenty of lace.

Nose: Plenty of pineapple and orange juice, along with other tasty tropicals like mango and passionfruit. Some mild spicy hops, light pine.

Taste: Pineapple comes through sweetly, with some more aggressive and bitter orange and lemon flavors. The bitter hops overtake some of the pineapple, I was really expecting for more with actual pineapple puree used. Carbonation is moderate, with a thick creamy mouthfeel, perfect.

Finish: Citrus peel bitterness remains on the palette, with a bit of stickiness.

Overall: As usual Roughtail delivers an excellent East Coast style IPA, with appearance and mouthfeel spot on, and bursting with tropical fruits. This one seems very similar to the last batch (as I recall), despite the addition of the pineapple puree. Roughtail seems confident that four packs will last through the weekend, but don’t sleep!

Rating: 4.0/5

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