I’m pretty sure the federal government requires every new brewery in the country has at least one IPA in the works before issuing their license.
That makes my job as a beer blogger less about if a brewery has an IPA and more about how that IPA is.
It’s a tough life.
So today on the IPA train is Crooked can from Winter Garden. Their entry is High Stepper (IPA, 7% ABV, 100 IBU), adorned, as always, with their mascot McSwagger.
I’m not totally sure I believe the 100 IBUs with a smooth and easy to drink as this beer is. For a hop bomb, the earthy hops are nicely inviting and the bitterness is assertive, not aggressive.
Malts are kept light and, in essence, serve as a supporting player to the herbal hop bouquet.
If a brewery is federally mandated to offer an IPA, at least Crooked Can has a good one on their hands.
Drink Florida Craft,