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.
So in honor of American Craft Beer Week I decided to try a new beer, and a new style of beer. Today I had my first White India Pale Ale.
Linch Pin – White India Pale Ale
A collaboration between Founders and Green Flash
It pours a light yellow, with a nice fluffy head. It looks very much like a hefeweizen in the glass. Then the hops come through in the nose and anticipation sets in. The flavor has got a breadiness to it with a delicate hop profile. This would be a great entry into the world of IPAs if you’ve got some fizzy yellow beer folk in your life. I’d compare it to a wheat beer with more hops. A great collaboration between Founders Brewing and Green Flash Brewery. It’s a fantastic beer and I’ll be on the lookout for more of this, you should too.
Beer Soaked Erik