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Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Firestarter India Pale Ale
(Bonfire Brewing Company)

The town of Eagle, Colorado (pop. 3,000) is about a two and a half hour drive due west of Denver. This is where you'll find Bonfire Brewing, home to a now famous barleywine called "Tebrew"and makers of this particular IPA which they've just recently begun canning with the help of Longmont-based, Mobile Canning. We love the theme with Bonfire's beers and the idea of sipping some great beer around a big fire with friends is one of those joys in life that is hard to beat.

From the Bonfire site:

"A traditional India Pale Ale recipe, bitterness-enhanced with Falconer’s flight hops and aroma-strengthened with an extra dose of Cascade hops.  At 6.6% ABV, this one gets the fire going quickly."

Here we go...

Pour – a glowing orange with yellow hues. The head forms loose but leave some decent lacing as it slinks away. Carbonation might be a bit on the light side.

Aroma – citrus, lime leaves, vanilla, a bit of pineapple and perhaps some mango. Nothing too overpowering in the aroma.

Taste – that first sip provides the malty sweetness and its quickly followed by a nice smooth bitterness coming from those hops. Some lemon and lime citrus flavors are present as is a caramel malty sweetness that sticks around. In the end my tongue is dried out a bit, which means the hops have done their job. 

Overall - a solid IPA with some nice floral hop aromas and flavors. Not overly bitter and without a real "bite" so to speak. Still, at 6.6% and 72 IBUs this is an extremely refreshing and easy-drinking IPA. 

Note - Bonfire Brewing's story is one that has been echoed a number of times in the craft beer world. A story of years of homebrewing turned into a business plan and eventually a small brewery that is a labor of love. You can read more about it HERE!

 



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Firestarter India Pale Ale
Style: American India Pale Ale
Brewery: Bonfire Brewing Company
City: 
Eagle, Colorado  
Country: 
United States  
Container: 16 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: Falconer's Flight, Cascade
ABV: 6.6%
IBUs: 72
Date: May 15th, 2012

Posted by Russ


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