I have a bit of a layover in Demver, enough time to have lunch and to see what is on tap at the New Belgium Hub(Pub) on my way to the regional jet gates.
I started with a 4 beer flight, Oatmeal IPA, Ranger IPA, Skinny Dip(a summer seasonal lager) and my old standby – Fat Tire an amber ale.
I decided to finish lunch with a pint of the Oatmeal IPA. This beer is one of beers in New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen Series. I give it high marks. The hops are very evident but not overly bitter at 60 IBU’s. The Citra and Centennial hops provide enough bitterness along with an aroma that is right up my alley.
Lower right is the Oatmeal IPA. Going clockwise from there; Ranger IPA, Skinny Dip Lager and lastly the Fat Tire Amber Ale.
The Oatmeal IPA had a nice persistent head, a floral/citrus aroma and was smooth across the tongue! Need to see if Spec’s in Houston is carrying this beer. Bakersfield folks may find it at Imbibe down on the Tructon Extension.
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