Samuel Adams Nitro IPA by Boston Beer Co. (Samuel Adams)
Brewery: Boston Beer (Sam Adams), Boston, MA
Beer Style: Nitro IPA
Beer God’s Notes
Well, this is easily the hoppiest Sam Adams beer I’ve ever had. I’d be seriously curious to see what this variety would taste like without the nitro. The hops really shine brightly with how smooth the nitro made this. I’m normally seriously wary of SA beer, but I would definitely drink this again. 100 IBUs for a Sam Adams IPA — I must be dreaming. Someone there finally convinced someone that it’s not all about balance. Sometimes, you’ve just gotta go crazy.
Our Nitro IPA is boldly bitter yet surprisingly smooth. Nitro can mute aroma and leave bitterness, particularly in IPAs, so to stand up to the creaminess of nitro we used heavy doses of dry hopping to achieve the resinous pine, spice, and citrus hop character we love. A fortitude of hop character remains with notes of resinous pine and citrus for a flavorful, lingering finish.
Zeus, Polaris, Galaxy, Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe
Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend
Samuel Adams Ale Yeast
Deep Amber / 10 SRM