One beer before the road, this is the last beer, which is Fiddle Sticks Belgian IPA, that I had at Buckledown Brewery. If you read beer blog post two days ago, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read that beer blog post on their American IPA, please, read that post to get to know this craft brewery. Let us get into the beer.
It has a bright yellow to straw like color with a white head. The smell is citrus with hints spices. The taste is a slight lemon to citrus notes with some spicies. It is nicely balance and pretty drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.buckledownbrewing.com):
This hybrid brings together all of the best qualities of Belgian brewing and American hopcentricity — spicy, hoppy, dry and complex.
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Closing, there is not too many good Belgian IPA’s that are good on the market. There is not too many craft breweries that have Belgian IPA as their first four beer styles. This brew brings some nice spicy, hoppy, and complex notes to the beer drinker. I like that about this beer and has a nice balance to it. Plus, it is pretty drinkable beer. I really did not have their Belgian Single but just a sip. This brewery has a nice core of four beers to start with. I just want to thank Sean and Ike for a good times at their brewery. When I am back in town, I will stop by the brewery in the near future. I highly highly recommend this beer and brewery. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser