Saturday, May 16, 2015

Points Unknown is a collaborative imperial IPA brewed by Stone, with Wicked Weed and Ecliptic. It pours a pale, clear gold color with lots of tenacious, creamy foam. The aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus, aggressive hops, warm malt. The flavor is hoppy out of the gate, the sweet and smooth Belgian ale notes come through in the finish. Alcohol and bananas and white grapes linger on the palate. I don’t detect the barrel aging in the nose or on the tongue, but the beer doesn’t suffer for it. This is delicious.