Linch Pin White IPA

I’ve been looking forward to this beer since I heard about it in May, and thanks to Beer Soaked Erik, I had the opportunity to partake of its cloudy goodness today.  Linch Pin is a  collaboration between Founder‘s and Green Flash breweries brewmasters; Jeremy Kosmicki and Chuck Silva respectively.  The grog pours a cloudy gold with a good size head and lacing.  Appearance wise it compares to an unfiltered hef.  A good hearty sniff gives you a nose full of citrus; orange and grapefruit to be specific.  Taste wise this beer is interesting to say the least.  It starts with the aforementioned citrus, but the wheat malt is prominent with a noticeable but not overbearing note of clove.  My favorite part of this beer however is the finish; a dry, spicy pepper bite with that lingering hop tang that stays on your tongue for the next 30 minutes.  I also noticed this beer was carbonated higher than expected, but that’s not a bad thing, I think it lent to the dry finish.  I’ll finish by saying that I couldn’t help but think of this beer as a hoppy hef and I really enjoyed it.  4 beer caps for you Linch Pin, and 5 for you Erik.  Thanks for the birthday beer.

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