#FloridaBeerFriday: Riding the Gravy Train IPA From Brewzzi
Let's keep the IPA train rolling from last week and head out to Brewzzi in Boca Raton to sample one of their brewmaster's selections, Riding the Gravy Train IPA.
This is a New England-style IPA, one of the most hyped-about beer styles as of late. Brewzzi's brewer Matt Manthe has constructed this one with wheat and oats with a generous dry hopping of Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial, Mosaic, and Azacca hops. These coalesce together to create a hoppy but fruit-forward beer that's reminiscent of the whales (those highly sought after beers) by Trillium, Tree House, and others from up north.
It arrives a cloudy yellow-orange with a wispy white head. Aromas are strong with fresh citrus juice, lots of pineapple, and a bit of peaches and other pulpy fruit. The mouthfeel is very full and thick from all of the wheat and oats present, which gives it a juicy character. It balances the sweet and fruity with a small lingering bitterness that persists after each sip. Smooth and chewy, it's a beer that's content to be sipped idly at the bar.
Riding the Gravy Train is 7% ABV and comes in at 60 IBUs, and is currently only available at Brewzzi in Boca Raton.
Brewzzi Boca Raton is located at 2222 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-392-2739, or visit brewzzi.com.
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