Saturday, October 30th 2010
Black Iron India Pale Ale
(Grand Canyon Brewing Company)
Grand Canyon Brewing Company is yet another newcomer to the canning game having started doing so earlier this year. They their Black Iron IPA and their Sunset Amber Ale.
The back of the can reads:
"This is our tribute to the black iron that paved the way to get to the Grand Canyon. Black Iron is a high hopped, fragrant ale that is as deep and as wide as the Grand Canyon itself!"
Here we go...
Pour - almost peachy golden in color with a very thin head that dissipates quickly leaving just wispy white film on top of a very clean, clear looking brew.
Aroma - citrus, pine, pineapple, caramel, orange peels, grassy and floral.
Taste - a bit thin in body but very smooth with a good deal of citrusy hop profile. Nice malt finish, almost a bit like apple cider in sweetness. This definitely has a floral flavor that is really apparent as well. Solid but lacking some carbonation that would make it even better.
Overall - have to say it seems a little under-carbonated but that doesn't hurt it too much as its still a tasty brew, it does lack that certain crisp bite to it that comes with a little more carbonation. Definitely worth a shot though if you can get your hands on some cans.
Would I buy more of it? - tough call as not too far away is SanTan and their beauty of canned IPA called Hop Shock!
Note - Grand Canyon Brewing Company is located in Williams, Arizona (pop. @3,000). The town is located right off of the historic Route 66 (a.k.a Interstate 40) west of Flagstaff and due south of Grand Canyon National Park. Williams was the last town in America to have it's section of Route 66 bypassed.
Posted by Russ
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