Friday, October 31, 2008

Old East India Pale Ale, Sea Dog Brewing Co., Bangor, ME

The Old East India Pale Ale is not your traditional IPA. If hops make an appearance in this beer, it is a brief one which my faithful readers know is a no-no in my beloved IPAs. There is a great caramel malt flavor hiding behind this beer, but they need to turn this malt flavor up a few notches as the lightness suggests a flat taste. The 6.2% ABV was one of the only things not disappointing me in this beer experience. The other? The Sea Dog Brewery had Big Buck Hunter Safari in its restaurant. The Old East IPA gets a 2.5. Add a few hops and a few more grains and this has 3.5/4.0 potential.

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