Beer 392 - Triple Rock’s Proper Lunch
My favorite brewpubs are the ones that when I visit, they always seem to have something new and different to try. While I understand that it is important to have a consistent set of year round brews, for too many brewpubs those beers account for too much of their taplist. This is not without exception though, and one such exception is Triple Rock. Their newest beer is an IPA called Proper Lunch and here is what I thought of it.
The beer pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. The aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, grassy, pine, and spicy hops with some caramel and biscuit malts. Nice and danky as promised.
The beer hits the tongue with some grapefruit and tropical hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, the pine, grassy, and lightly spicy hops come through with some more lightly resiny bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, bitterness, and sweet, lightly bready malts. It feels medium bodied with moderate carbonation. It feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly sweet finish.
I am really impressed with the quality of all of the recent new brews from Triple Rock. My beer interest is deeply rooted in the variety of beer available and continually trying different things. In this regard, Triple Rock is one of my favorite breweries in the Bay Area. I just hope they keep coming up with some more new and interesting brews.