Time to Play IPA by Connecticut Valley Brewing Co.
Brewery: Connecticut Valley Brewing Co.
Style: American IPA (I would maybe call this a NE IPA as well)
Beer God’s Notes
Original Tasting Notes: So my first @ctvalleybrewing is a doozy. Time to Play American Style IPA – this smells amazing. I can’t even explain how good it smelled. But as good as it smelled it tasted even better.
I know I talked a lot about the smell in my original tasting notes but the second I opened this I was assaulted with amazing scents of fresh hops and a little bit of citrus. Looking it up, it’s Citra that attacked my nose. I should have been able to guess. But from CT Valley’s site, it looks like the only hops they used in it.
The first sip was so good I had to instantly take another one. I was preparing for a podcast with a book buddy (Audiobooks After Dark) and I ended up drinking this during the whole show and I wanted to take my time with it even though it had a very crushable feel to it.
Overall, a delightful first beer from a newer CT brewery. I have a few other beers to try from them and now I cannot wait!
Mellow and easy-drinking, our 5.5% Time To Play IPA, is a refreshing showcase of the softer side of the Citra hop. The light citrus aroma yields to a pillowy mouthfeel and refreshing kiss of lime before finishing with subtle hints of peach. Remember the work never ends, so you have to make Time to Play!