BEER REVIEW! This is #163 for Amigos, an India Pale Ale brewed by @alvaradostreetbrewery. Rating: 4/5 – Exceptional 🤘🏼
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What goes down stairs, alone or in pairs, and even goes offroad? A thing, a thing, a marvelous thing… everyone knows it’s Amigo! Amigo, Amigo, for sun and love and joy. Amigo, Amigo, it's fun for a girl and a boy! If you were born in the 80’s like I was, you surely remember THAT commercial popping up on televisions across the world in 1998. Now that you’ve flashed back and reignited your desire to own the oddly-cool Isuzu that took the world by storm, let me introduce you to the modern-day Amigo, a radical brewski crafted in Monterey by Alvarado Street Brewery
Canned about a month ago (10/16), Amigos is a 7% ABV IPA with a mysteriously unknown hop bill. It pours a coppery-orange color with an active head of fizzy, soda-pop-like foam. Like its gas-guzzling ancestor, this Amigos IPA has tropical fiesta written all over it. A lot of tropical aromatics saturate the air as the beer settled down in the glass. I noted stone fruit, pineapple, and orange that was intertwined amongst a danky, skunky, hop backbone. Amigos is a tongue tingler – offering up a thinner body amongst hoards of fizzy carbonation. While it was slick and easy to drink, it was a little thinner than I prefer. This brew unites flavors of America by blending the best of East and West. While it didn’t follow the nose exactly like many brews do, Amigos was citrusy, a little earthy & bread-like, and offered up a tubular hoppy dankness at the tail end. Party, on Amigos
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again (and probably again), this is a brew that combines the characteristics of what makes today’s beer great. Hazy and hoppy, the two H’s – that’s what this brew brings to the table. Looking for that juicy brew with hoppy bitterness? This Amigos is for you, amigo
After a month in a can, I felt this offering was thinning out a smidge. If it’s going to be juice, I like for the body to match and be a little thicker
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