It’s the Two Minute Beer Review!
I’m Andrew Burkum, and once again I’m your companion as we face down that massive craft brew aisle in search of the hidden treasures we’ve been missing out on all along.
Baggage Wagon is a nice lemon yellow with a healthy amount of haze in the pour. It smells of grapefruit and lemon peel with no notable malt presence. All of the scent contribution from the hops is juicy—nothing floral in there at all.
But what about the taste? Baggage wagon drinks as juicy as it smells—the fruit is very far forward in the taste. It has a very pleasant bitterness that is layered throughout bringing excellent balance to the beer from beginning to end. It’s nice and bright around the edges, but there’s a woodsiness that makes me think of the deep outdoors—but it’s not piney like what you might get from some other IPAs. The fruitiness that starts citrusy up front eventually resolves over time into more tropical flavors and I really like that.
Baggage Wagon succeeds where so many other beers fail these days—that is in distinguishing itself in a seemingly-never ending parade of new IPA offerings. It’s a different spin and one that is one hundred percent Two Minute Beer Review recommended! It’s also 8.5% ABV, so it will keep you feeling happy all the way to the last drop.
Well that’s all for this week, but I hope you’ll join me next week as I try Maui Waui IPA by Altamont Beer Works in Livermore, CA. Is this one an island paradise in a can or will it wipe out? We’ll find out next week! Look for links to this week’s beer and brewery in the show notes. Don’t forget to let me know what you’re drinking and what you’re thinking about the show. Tweet me @2minutebeer with the number two or drop me an email at email@example.com. And if you’re listening to the show on your favorite podcasting app, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode and leave a review to help other people find the show.
That’s all for this now, but I’ll see you next week as we continue on our quest to taste all the beer!
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