Friday, January 28, 2011
Time to check out a micro-brew. Tonight I tried Fisherman's IPA which is one of five beers that the Cape Ann Brewing Company offers. The micro-brewery is located in Gloucester on Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
Fisherman's IPA has a golden amber color, with a thick head that eventually dissipates to lacing (Lacing is the beer head that sticks to the glass). It has moderate carbonation and is somewhat hazy in appearance.
Fisherman's has a biscuit, malty aroma, but also carries hints of a floral hops (somewhat earthy).
When tasting Fisherman's I seemed to get a pretty aggressive hop taste, but it was accompanied by a carmel malt flavor and biscuit finish. I did however find that the aftertaste was a little watery.
Overall Fisherman's IPA is a medium bodied beer and is not a bad pick for someone who wants to try an IPA for the first time. It is not overpowering and has some friendly qualities.
I give Fisherman's IPA an overall grade of B-.