Swerve City

California
United States
Swerve City, Belching Beaver Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

This IPA is inspired by the famous POG juice. It’s a tropical fruit bomb with a juice-like finish. Just enough bitterness and hop flavor to balance the big fruitiness.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
55
Hops: 
Hallertau Blanc, Amarillo, Citra
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Swerve City by Belching Beaver Brewery was judged as a Fruit Beer (29A BJCP 2021) with a base style of American IPA (21A). Tropical fruit additions are quite forward in the aroma giving this beer a juicy aroma, and one that is distinctly tropical and sweet in character. It is unclear if there is a malt sweetness or if that is primarily from juice additions. I am reminded of being in Hawaii at a fancy breakfast buffet with some excellent fresh juice choices on hand. The color is medium gold and it is quite clear. The slightest of bubbling occurs on the fringe of the glass. The flavor is also juicy, but hop flavor and bitterness combine to provide a very pronounced quality of orange and grapefruit rind. Tropical fruit flavors blend with some malt sweetness to create a relatively complex, though fruit-forward, overall flavor. The mouthfeel is medium-light with a touch of alcoholic warmth. The bitterness provides a lingering, puckering quality in the finish. Overall, this is a quite juicy and fruity beer with decisive hopping. It would match well with citrusy or fruity desserts like lemon meringue or key lime pie or a strawberry or other fruit-topped shortcake.

Brewery Introduction

Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times.

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