In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second craft beer from Anderson Valley. It is their Spring Hornin’ Spring India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog post on their Wild Turkey Bourdon Stout, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know Anderson Valley Craft Brewery. Let us get into this IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head on this IPA. The aroma has hints of blueberry and honey with notes of citrus. There is a little bit of floral notes. The taste has a light carbonated citrus with a nice honey notes. The aftertaste is not overly bitter but kind of refreshing. This is a smooth drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Burnish gold hue with a persistent, rocky white head. Floral, spicy aroma redolent of lilacs, white pepper and Bartlett pears with undertones of blueberry honey and roses. A pleasant balance of crisp bitterness with a clean malt profile adorned spicy, herbal hop flavors lasting into a dry, refreshing finish.
Here is a description from their website (www.avbc.com):
With floral, spicy aromas reminiscent of lilacs, white pepper and Bartlett pears, our new Spring Hornin’ IPA embodies the season with a clean malt profile and herbal hop flavors lasting into a dry, refreshing finish.
Fish and chips, roasted lamb, peppery Korean beef, oatmeal raisin cookies
Mild English Cheddar, Gouda
Pale Two-Row malted barley, Crystal (40L), Munich (20L)
Columbus, Golding, Nugget, Northern Brewer
Jan-Mar: Draft, 22oz bottle, 12oz bottle
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, I really like this beer. It is a simple statement. I have been slowly getting into their beers because I am finding they are making some nice brews. I loved their Stout that they used Wild Turkey Barrels. I love the unique blueberry notes with hints of honey in this IPA. I am glad these craft breweries are pushing the limits again. It was getting to the point that everyone was putting out the same boring stuff with different hops. Yes, hops do make a difference. This is a great light Spring IPA. I will be checking more of their beers out. I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser