In this special beer blog, we are going to get into for the first time in package a beer from Rochester Mills Brewery. It is their Double IPA, which is called Newton Alechemy. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this Double IPA.
It has a cloudy golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a heavy grapefruit to citrus notes. The taste has a nice grapefruit notes with a dry bitter aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercos.com):
8.8∞% abv. – IBUs: 88 – Double IPA
Brewed with a precisely calculated “mountain of hops” to exploit the gravitational pull of today’s craft beer drinker toward the big and delightful bitterness bliss commonly found in American Double IPAs of the highest caliber. Newton’s ALEchemy gets the bulk of its flavor from Pure Michigan™ Cascade hops grown just a few miles up the road from the brewery. It’s smooth bitterness is derived from the power of Magnum hops. The brew is finished with dry hopped additions of Citra & Calypso hops for a complex fruity, citrusy aroma. The result is truly liquid Gold, the elusive quest of Newton and alchemists of his day.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending, every IPA today has to be fresh for it to taste the way the brewery wants us to consume it. This goes for every beer on the market. There are some beer styles that are very sensitive to age. I do not know if I received an older Alechemy before. I still liked it but not as much as I liked it this time around. I know it was fresh because they just released the cans. I love it but it needs to fresh like most IPA. They did a great job on this beer. I would hunt it down and make sure it is fresh batch. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser