Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sunken City is a new Virginia brewery in Hardy. I just sampled their Red Clay IPA. I don’t know why they’re billing this thing as an IPA when it’s all about malt and it doesn’t feature any particular hop profile. Maybe this harkens back to a time when IPA’s weren’t all mouth-stompers? I don’t know. Having said all of that, this is a good beer. I like it. It pours mahogany red with a little head, the aroma is rich but not overstated. The flavor is really nice. Crisp up front and then all nutty, hearty malt. A little caramel in the finish. No presence of the 7% ABV in the taste. I’ll have this again.