Episode 57: Dust Bowl Brewing’s Buck Hazy DIPA
It’s the Two Minute Beer Review!
I’m Andrew Burkum and it’s that time of the week again where we pick a bottle from that massive craft brew aisle hoping to find a hidden treasure.
This week we’re going to take a look at Buck Double IPA from Dust Bowl Brewing in Turlock, CA. Is this one destined to be a legend like its musical namesake? Let’s find out!
Buck is the second in Dust Bowl’s Music Man series, celebrating some of the great musicians connected to California’s Central Valley region. For the first in the series, go back and listen to our previous episode on their Merle Hazy IPA. Buck smells exactly the way that you want a hazy IPA to smell. It’s nice and juicy with tons of grapefruit and apricot right at the front. There’s just a little dank stank in there to level things out as well. It pours a nice dark orangey brown color and the more you pour the hazier it gets.
But what about the taste? Buck is very juicy up front with all that lovely fruit we smelled before but there’s no pounding bitterness to drive it home like you might expect in a double. It starts and stays balanced from sip to swallow and finishes just like it starts. It’s a consistent and delicious brew that will delight anyone who is a fan of the Hazy IPA trend. I can absolutely say that it is one of my personal favorites in the style.
After tasting both Merle and Buck I am happy to say that I am eagerly anticipating the other beers that Dust Bowl will be introducing into this Music Man series. Both of the existing beers are winners in my opinion and continue with the Dust Bowl tradition of incredibly balanced and immaculately tasty IPAs. If you see a can of Buck or Merle sitting around on your store’s shelf, by all means snap it up! You won’t be disappointed. This one is Two Minute Beer Review approved, especially thanks to the healthy 8.5% Alcohol by Volume.
Well that’s all for this week, but I hope you’ll join me next week as I take a look at Buck Hazy Double IPA by Dust Bowl Brewing in Turlock, CA. Will this one make us say Hee Haw? We’ll find out next week! Look for links to this week’s beer and brewery in the show notes.
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