I thought I'd pick something nice and easy -- straightforward even -- for my brewery tonight. Turns out I pick the punk rock, crazed brewers at Brew Dog.
From the Brew Dog website: BrewDog is a post Punk apocalyptic mother fu*ker of a craft brewery. Say goodbye to the corporate beer whores crazy for power and world domination. Swear allegiance to the uncompromising revolution. Taste the hops, live the dream. Learn to speak beer, love fruit and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, movers and warriors - the outlaw elite. Ride toward anarchy and caramel craziness. Let the sharp bitter finish rip you straight to the tits. Save up for a Luger, and drill the bastards.
So yeah...there's that.
The Old World poured a slightly hazy deep amber with a thick tan head. It has an earthy, toasted aroma that asks to be drank on a chill night like this. There's also some underlying sweetness in the scent as well.
It drinks with a full mouthfeel. The flavor reminds of of buttered toast at first. It's woody and has a nice strong hop bite. As it warms a bit, I'm getting a lot more malt and a lot less typical IPA character. (7.5% ABV)
If one is a hardcore IPA drinker, this may not be for you. If you're like me, you'll consider the Old World IPA an excellent beer.