Beer Review: Adjective Animal (WISEACRE Brewing Company)

Beer Review: Adjective Animal (WISEACRE Brewing Company)

Adjective Animal by WISEACRE Brewing Company (received in a beer mail trade)

Another night, another Flyers win, and another new beer on my 30 for 30 journey here. And like in usual fashion lately, the Flyers win in another shoot-out. Its a little nerve wracking to win that way, but y’know what? I’ll take it. Its a W in the column and thats all that matters at the end of the day.

Started this review in the morning before work, but ran out of time, so now finishing it up, post-work, and post-stop at Tattered Flag. So this might be a short and to the point review, and not quite like the others I’ve done. (I tend to get a bit wordy at times.) So if you like brevity, (which apparently is the soul of wit) you might like this one then. Who knows. Hopefully either way you like it, but we’ll see.

Beer: Adjective Animal
Brewery: WISEACRE Brewing Company
Style: IPA – Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.6%
IBU: 78
Untappd Write-Up: This beer is going to change your life. It is dry hopped twice, in two different vessels, along with a great wasteful pile of hops in the kettle, and another huge tongue beating heap of hops in the whirlpool. This is as hop forward as it gets. Orange, tangerine, papaya, pine, grapefruit, and mango shall waft forth. Very tropical. Denali, Citra, Falconer’s Flight, and Centennial hops perfection. Grumpy Giraffe, Funny Ferret, Sophisticated Owl, Ostentatious Ocelot, Cantankerous Coatimundi…you know the drill.

Did this beer change my life? …..not really. Is it a good DIPA? Yea, its not bad. I won’t drain pour it. Is it an EXCEPTIONAL DIPA? Certainly not. Would I be upset with dropping 4-7$ for this at the bar? Probably not. Same with spending 2-5$ for a can at the local store. But…. it definitely is not life changing in the least.

Aroma is a bit all over the place. It is definitely hoppy, and it is mostly fruit and citrus based hops. You get mango, you get orange / tangerine, you get grapefruit. You get just a genuine hoppy aroma. Not much else to really say or go on about it here.

Appearance is your normal IPA coloring. Dark straw color to going towards a light brown / orange-like hue. It is filtered, but it is on the darker spectrum, so its not fully transparent. There is a decent nice head to it that stays for a bit but not an abundant amount of time.

Taste is very hoppy. A well deserved amount of bitterness, and just lots of hop flavor. Not much to say about grain or malt bills as this is all hop flavor. You get obvious notes of grapefruit, mango, and an orange / tangerine mixture; unlike the description though, I didn’t really pick up papaya; perhaps a bit of a subtle pine to it.

Sadly, I wish there was more to say about this beer, and perhaps its because I’m trying to finish this review after a flight at Tattered Flag, or just that its a decent / solid beer but not much to say about it. I don’t know. I will say you won’t be displeased with it (unless you don’t like hoppy / IPAs) but you won’t be amazed or wow’d by it either.

My Untappd Review: ***.50
Global Untappd Review: 3.85 (as of 11.11.19)

Happy Veterans Day everyone. Thank you to all those who have served and are still serving. We – America – salute and thank you for your service.

Cheers All!

-B. Kline

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